Programs such as these give young people skills and experience that will last a lifetime, and even an opportunity to own the very homes they revive.
The long-neglected Watts neighborhood in South Los Angeles is moving forward with an exciting new revitalization partnership that envisions a transformed "Main Street," transit-oriented development, and state-of-the-art "green streets," among other features.
A water main breaks every two minutes across the U.S. Instead of looking for the closest Band-Aid, cities and developers should think bigger and figure out what else they can fix at the same time to save money over time and reinvest in resilience.
If planners for Bethesda, Maryland fully realize a conceptual vision now being offered to community leaders and the public, the once-quiet but now-bustling suburb's downtown could become a nationally relevant example of urban sustainability.
Detroit is so often only represented as empty buildings and desolate areas that I wanted to share some of the beautiful holiday sights here in downtown right now.
Here are the top 20 small and top 20 large cities in the U.S. that are set up best to successfully support an aging boomer population.
Home to Liberty State Park, the iconic Colgate Clock and some of the most anticipated art and culinary projects in the tri-state area, today's Jersey City has shed its industrial identity and now oozes collaborative vibrancy.
Illinois cities are as diverse as they are many. There are all kinds of different places to live in the state with varying municipal cultures -- all the way from small, rural towns to the third-biggest city in the country.
Buskerfest Miami is an annual festival in its second year bringing together dozens of performance groups spread across Miami's emerging downtown corridor, primarily at Metro Mover locations.
New York lacks back alleys; that means trash has to be put out at the curb. And, given the size of some New York buildings, the piles of Hefty bags are Alps of awfulness, both physical and visual affronts to decency. It doesn't help that the city requires clear bags for recycling.
New York City's neighborhood libraries play crucial roles in the life of our city -- ones that often go unrecognized. Yet their need to improve their facilities grows greater, even as the public's reliance on them increases as well.
El Museo is an indispensable center, home to some of the best resources on Latino art in New York City and the United States.
The city is a perpetually incomplete project; it is constantly being remade and reshaped by the changing state of our world, whether by the interventions of its governing bodies or the powerful actions of its residents. Architecture can and must speak to this adaptability, as both a technology and reflection of social change.
San Francisco, once the epicenter of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, has since made great strides in reducing HIV transmission and implementing prevention policies. On this year's World AIDS Day, San Francisco's Getting to Zero Coalition unveiled a draft strategic plan.
Working under the radar for the past year, asset manager and former board member Roy Niederhoffer, after pledging $1 million of his own money and raising a total of over $2.5 million to date, has now won the right (pending court approval) to revive and reinvent the company we all thought had left us forever.
This year there was a cultural shift that saw landscape architecture and its practitioners achieve an unprecedented level of visibility and influence.