Archived Articles: Cities & Urbanism

From classic ideas of city construction to suburban sprawl and urban renewal, these articles cover everything from landscape and new urbanism to forms not yet fully defined - click through to see the cities of our past, present and future.

Hilltop Village: Mini Neighborhood Tops a Green-Walled Store

Fittingly enough for a city that’s all about sprawl, this hilltop village concept for Los Angeles combines residential and retail functions in a way that ...

Subterranean Solar: $100K Raised for Daylit Underground Park

With two weeks left to go in its crowdfunding campaign, the Lowline has already raised over $100,000 from over 1,000 backers, promising to turn an old trolley ...

Retired Buses to Become Mobile Homeless Shelters & Showers

A fleet of still-functional city buses in Hawaii sits idle simply because the vehicles have too many miles for continued use in their current capacity, ...

Vertical Cities: 12 Towers Take Urban Density to the Skies

Taking advantage of virtually endless vertical space within urban centers, entire cities-within-cities could spring up into the skies, packing in thousands of ...

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Cast-in-Place Steel: Robots to 3D-Print Metal Bridge in Holland

Designed to span a historic canal of Amsterdam, this cutting-edge structure will bridge traditional and automatic construction techniques using continuous ...

Relentless Residents: 10 More Households That Refuse to Move

When real estate developers come knocking, it seems that the majority of homeowners are willing to move out for the right price – but then there are some ...

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Fresh Biocement: World’s First Self-Healing Concrete Building

One of the biggest challenges to building with concrete is the material’s propensity to crack both while it dries and in the years that follow, making ...

Flip for This: 12 Crazy and Creative Skate Ramps & Parks

Glide you way through a multi-story dedicated skate park, a glow-in-the-dark bowl, an old subway tunnel under London, a floating ramp on Lake Tahoe or even a ...

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Seoul Sky Garden: Elevated Urban Park on an Abandoned Highway

Deemed unsafe and left to rot, a stretch of highway in a prime location beside a train station in Seoul, South Korea will soon get a new life as an elevated ...

Urban Algae Canopy Produces a Forest’s Worth of Oxygen Daily

Generating as much oxygen per day as 400,000 square feet of natural woodland, the Urban Algae Canopy combines architecture, biology and digital technology to ...

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