The New Urban Agenda outlines 17 key commitments, among them providing basic services to all citizens; fair and equal access to housing; support for cleaner cities; improved connectivity and support for innovative and green initiatives; and safe, accessible and green public spaces.
As we just witnessed, the consequences of urban sprawl and overdevelopment, especially in a low-lying area like Houston, can be devastating. But resilient design is not just about buildings. It’s about people.
The Indianapolis Museum of Art recently locked its beautiful and symbolic pedestrian/cycling gate at 42nd Street and Michigan Road in April to better secure the campus and sell more memberships. Unfortunately, the locked gate prohibits cyclists and pedestrians from entering the campus safely across 42nd Street.
On Sept. 26, the Indiana Regional Transportation Council voted to move to the next phase in the development of a mass transit
line connecting downtown Indianapolis to Hamilton County, and it couldn't have come at a better time.
At first glance, it seems like an odd scenario: a group of Indianapolis architects attending an auto show in Detroit so they can hear an Ohio guy talk about golf clubs. As convoluted as that seems, though, the trip makes perfect sense when you understand its purpose. We went to hear people talk about design and how it can define a product, brand or company. The event we attended was the AutoWeek Design Forum, presented as a part of the...
As an architect, I'm always interested in work that wins national architecture and interior-design awards. And as a contemporary design fan, I also make it a point to visit cities and attractions with unique and interesting design. So a few weeks back, I drove a couple of hours south to visit a boutique hotel in Louisville that's been creating a buzz and earning awards since it opened a year ago. The property is 21c, a 90-room hotel and museum dedicated...