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What Happens When Lyft Redesigns A Street

Take a ride in the Lyft lane.<p>Picture 10 lanes of gridlock. Now imagine replacing them with wide sidewalks, public benches, planters filled with lush flowers and grasses, trees offering shade, protected bike lanes, buses traveling from stop to stop without getting stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic, …

Urban Design

Has Landscape Architecture Failed?

Welcome to the Anthropocene / The Topograph<i>“A sense of crisis has brought us together. What is merely offensive or disturbing today threatens life</i> …


Watch How Designers Re-engineered an Island to Make a Park in New York City

Parks aren’t always built just so we can enjoy the trees. On Governor’s Island in New York City, a truly unique public space will bring nature back …

How the Chemical-Free Public Pool Came to the U.S.

“Natural” swimming pools are common in Europe, but the U.S. has its first public version at Webber Park in Minneapolis.<p>While on maternity leave, Nancy Waldoch, a 31-year-old production manager, brought her baby to Webber Pool in North Minneapolis, the first naturally filtered public swimming pool …

The Urban Algae Canopy shows the power of "algaetecture" for Milan Expo 2015

Here's another look at what to expect at the Milan Expo in 2015. As part of the Expo's Future Food District project, the Urban Algae Canopy shows the …

Human Scale Cities

<b>An Urbanizing Planet</b><p>The video, entitled An Urbanizing Planet, takes viewers on a stunning satellite-viewed tour around our planet. By combining more …


Contribution to an upcoming exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum, NYC titled “100 Urban Trends.”


7 Dramatic Before/Afters From the Huge LA River Rehab Plan. la.curbed, 17.09.13.<p>“…get the river flowing again, dramatically increase animal and aquatic habitats, rip out some of the concrete channel, and improve access to and recreation opportunities along the river.”