More stories about Planning

  • Vishaan Chakrabarti

    The director of the real estate development program at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation talks about the future of the profession.

  • Discussing Design's Return on Investment

    A new online community offers discussions about how architecture can achieve business goals and benefit communities.

  • the big think: engaging community and government in design solutions

    Discussing projects that engaged land trusts to help create dense, green, affordable housing developments, moderator William H. Kreager, FAIA, challenged those present to ask themselves, "What can I do to become a citizen architect in my community?"

  • hall of fame: andrés duany, faia, and elizabeth plater-zyberk, faia, leed ap

    When he talks about the concept of time, Andrés Duany, FAIA, takes on the enthusiastic manner of a star physics student. “Time is a fascinating fourth dimension that is so exciting to me,” he says.

  • hok explores biomimicry in architecture

    Global architecture and planning firm HOK has formed an alliance with the Biomimicry Guild, a bio-inspired innovation consultancy co-founded by life sciences writer and educator Janine Benyus.

  • new architecture titles hit the shelves

    If you didn't fit in enough reading this summer, there are still plenty of new architecture books to fill your spare moments. Here are just a few.

  • NBM Lecture Focuses on Green Building and Preservation in China

  • brewing up community

    Lake/Flato Architects has widened its scope of work to include master planning. One such project, Pearl Brewery, is currently under way along the banks of the San Antonio River, just a mile and a half from the firm's offices.

  • our town

    Ross Chapin, AIA, who helped draft design guidelines for his town of Langley, Wash., recalls a developer who proposed a 54-unit-per-acre downtown housing complex for the elderly. The building was 150 feet long and three stories high and had no façade chan

  • spread the word

    Through our professional interaction with developers, contractors, city inspectors, engineers, and clients, we architects understand at a detailed level how buildings take shape out of a push-and-pull among sometimes brutal forces: not just physical force