CityLab / January 10, 2018

How Baltimore's water clean-up infrastructure became a public sensation

Baltimore addressed its trash problem in its Inner Harbor with a floating water wheel. But it got public buy-in by giving it a personality. According to the director of the clean-up initiative, this is just another example of how new infrastructure in cities these days has to have multiple uses.

The New York Times / December 29, 2017

City of the future? Humans, not technology, are the challenge in Toronto

When announcing that a Google corporate sibling company, Sidewalk Labs, would create a city of tomorrow, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada promised the project would create “technologies that will help us build smarter, greener, more inclusive” communities.

Fast Company / December 27, 2017

Seven trends that will shape the future of urban design

New social, environmental, and technological forces are transforming the field of urban design. While growing income inequality in cities highlight the need for more inclusive and equitable urban design processes, the realities of climate change are making resilient design a priority for cities everywhere.

Next City / December 21, 2017

When an elite museum prioritizes inclusion

Prioritizing equity isn’t just a trend in public spaces, it’s critical to the future of cultural institutions as well. The Frick Collection is just one of many venerable art institutions making strides to better connect with their local communities.

The Guardian / December 20, 2017

'The bayou's alive': Ignoring it could kill Houston

America’s fourth largest city is built on an ancient river network that flooded catastrophically after Hurricane Harvey. With 400,000 homes in the watershed, achieving resilience is the Texan boom town’s greatest challenge.