William Fain offers lessons that Los Angeles can teach on urban living today. Despite its sprawling and suburban reputation, its brand of urbanism may be influencing cities around the world as much as its older, Eastern US counterparts.
Stacy Passmore reflects on the Africa Rising conference and the widening dichotomy between the glossy vision of Africa’s future and the informality that defines its urban reality.
The plans for Cornell-Technion University teem with lofty ambitions: tens of thousands of jobs created and millions of square feet in shining, sloping facilities that will completely recoup the campus’s own energy use. Theodore Liebman, Gina Pollara, and Laxmi Ramasubramanian debate whether the new tech campus will achieve what Philip Johnson and John Burgee's 1969 plan for Roosevelt Island did not.