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Mariella Bevan browses a historic library that is helping to preserve the written heritage of the Portuguese language in Brazil.
We explore how designing with acoustics in mind can shape our urban environment and the effect of music spaces on a city’s social fabric.
Amy van den Berg explores a museum that’s bringing tourism back to the city in one of France’s most famous wine regions.
Change is afoot in the Slovak capital. We meet Matus Vallo, Bratislava’s bass-playing architect mayor, and his unofficial network of urban change-makers to hear about the city’s renaissance. From improved public spaces to…
HJ Mai delves into the debate over what’s next for New York’s most emblematic sports and events venue.
As Toronto prepares for a snap mayoral election on 26 June, we explore the urban issues at stake and hear how the vote presents an opportunity for change.
Paul Logothetis explores the terraces and towers of Montreal’s most famous housing complex.
We explore some examples of adaptive reuse that are transforming old transit hubs – and designing new ones. Plus: the annual European Tramdriver Championship.
Tomos Lewis assesses plans for Toronto’s iconic waterfront entertainment space.
We assess some novel city plans and the obstacles that they have to overcome, from safer autonomous cars to dying downtown cores. We then look at what happens when the best features in a design phase are ignored once built…
Isabella Jewell explores how colonialism shaped the distinctly Italian architecture of the Eritrean capital.
Sadie Morgan discusses the shortlist for the forthcoming Davidson Prize, how our cities can help rough sleepers and how good planning can improve every aspect of urban life, from housing to infrastructure. Plus: a look at…
Petri Burtsoff takes us to one of Alvar Aalto’s most famous buildings: a modernist demonstration of what mass housing was lacking at the time.
Cities around the world are making commitments to reduce their net carbon emissions to zero. But what are the steps being taken to ensure this goal is achieved, and who is leading the race towards a greener urban future?
Paige Reynolds visits a relic of Berlin’s infrastructure that speaks to our cities’ less automated histories.