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Washington, DC (November 15, 2017)—For decades, collaborative design has helped enliven neighborhoods and promote racial, economic, and social justice. But in an era marked by climate change, growing income inequality, and major advances in technology, designers are acknowledging the...
Washington, DC (November 20, 2017)—Cities across the globe have been designed with a primary goal of moving people around quickly—and the costs are becoming ever more apparent. The consequences are measured in smoggy air basins, sprawling suburbs, a failure...
Washington, DC (April 18, 2018)—Town halls and other traditional methods of community engagement are failing vulnerable communities, where power imbalances, structural racism, and classism discourage resident participation. At the same time, poor people of color are more likely to...
Washington, DC (September 12, 2017)—Resilience is often conflated with climate change adaptation and infrastructure, but this oversimplification may be limiting our ability to overcome the complex challenges facing our global community. The failure of international efforts to surmount problems...
Washington, DC (August 31, 2017)—Well-designed spaces are not just a matter of taste or a question of aesthetics; they literally shape our ideas about who we are and what we deserve. Design impacts our health, our education, our community,...
Washington, DC (November 20, 2018)—The memory of devastating flooding from Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Florence, and other disasters are fresh in our nation’s consciousness. Today in Miami, even on sunny days, king tides bring fish swimming through the...
Washington, DC (March 8, 2019)—Plastics have transformed every aspect of our lives. Yet the very properties that make them attractive—they are cheap to make, light, and durable— spell disaster when trash makes its way into the environment. Recent bans on...
Washington, DC (November 1, 2018)—With the effects of climate change already upon us, the need to cut global greenhouse gas emissions is nothing less than urgent. It’s a daunting challenge, but the technologies and strategies to meet it exist...
Why the Poor Die Earlier and How to Challenge Inequity Washington, DC (April 18, 2018)— In Twenty Years of Life, award-winning health journalist Suzanne Bohan exposes the disturbing flip side of the American dream: your health is largely determined by...
Architecture Lab is proud to announce that a creativity will drop in May in the form of epic book, Princeton Architectural Press will surface Single-Handedly: Contemporary Architects Draw by Hand, an extraordinarily inspiring collection of 220 hand drawings by no less than...
February 25, 2019 (New York, NY) — ODA New York is proud to unveil their first publication, Unboxing New York, published by Actar. Unboxing New York is a behind-the-scenes examination of the changing landscape of New York City since...
Every writer has faced it at some point in their lives – the dreaded ‘Writer's Block'! The frustration of staring on to a blank screen for hours, unable to come up with a single word to get started with your...
Cities surround us, housing defines our existence, our minds are flooded by the apparent reality and what we perceive us real, what we perceive as important, what do we love, what we dislike and what we hope it will...
Washington, DC (May 1, 2018)—The factories may be gone, but millennials are flocking to affordable, once-industrial cities like Baltimore, Detroit, and Pittsburgh. Areas like Cleveland’s University Circle and Washington Avenue in St. Louis are throbbing with energy and excitement....
Washington, DC (January 10, 2018)—Transportation is on the cusp of revolutionary change. With electric, automated, and shared vehicles no longer imaginings of a distant future, we have the potential to create a dream transportation system: one that reduces traffic...
Washington, DC (March 29, 2018)—In 1988, before he was an internationally-renowned urban design expert, Mikael Colville-Andersen was hit by a car while crossing the street. Witnesses were convinced he couldn’t have survived, but fortunately the then-student sustained only minor...
“Supported by urban histories and incisively presented data, Christof Spieler sets the rules of engagement for effective transit and offers a roadmap for achieving it.” —Janette Sadik-Khan, Principal, Bloomberg Associates; former NYC Transportation Commissioner Washington, DC (September 28, 2018)—What are the...
Washington, DC (July 2, 2018)—Around the world, countries marvel at the Netherland’s impressive cycling culture and infrastructure while an insidious “that would never work here” attitude prevents real change from happening. But the Dutch overcame many of the same...

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