Codes & Planning

  • We're Number One: Fatter, Year On Year

    When it comes to weight, America is top of the charts. It’s no surprise: we eat the wrong food (and too much of it); we move too little. Could better design help fight obesity?

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    Measuring Compliance

    Roger Chang, the director of sustainability at Westlake Reed Leskosky, looks at the path ahead for energy codes, standards, and benchmarking.

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    A Desire Named Streetcar

    The nation's oldest transit system has lessons for us about planning for tomorrow.

  • Cyan/PDX ? Portland, Ore. ? THA Architecture and GBD Architects ? This 16-story building in downtown Portland is certified LEED Gold. It appeals to Generation Y renters by compensating for small units (many are less than 550 square feet) with attractive communal areas such as a ??living room?? and a park for residents.

    Market-Rate Multifamily

    As the U.S. inches toward economic recovery, the focus on luxury condo towers shifts to market-rate rental apartments.

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    Exhibit: Designing Tomorrow

    The National Building Museum hosts an exhibit about the six world's fairs held in the U.S. in the 1930s.

  • The International Green Construction Code Promises to Change the Way We Build

    A new green code is working its way through the approval process. Now is the time for architects to get involved.

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    The Grass Isn't Always Greener: Hanoi Master Plan

    Perkins Eastman learns that working for a one-party state isn't as straightforward as it may seem.

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    Control the Masses: Andres Duany

    New Urbanist Andres Duany is souring on what he sees as excessive community engagement in urban planning. He tells Diana Lind why neighbors sometimes have to be reined in.

  • AIA 2011 Convention

    This May, the nation's architects convene in New Orleans to advance the future of vibrant, place-based design.

  • Vishaan Chakrabarti

    The director of the real estate development program at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation talks about the future of the profession.



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