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Behind the Great Public Architecture Boom of Belgium
Once ridiculed for the mediocrity of its architecture, Flanders is now home to some of the best new public buildings in the world.
A New Novel Captures the Precarious State of Cities
Set in a dystopic Toronto, The Marigold explores how the twin forces of climate collapse and rapacious investment capital have pushed urban areas to the breaking point.
Two Books Chronicle the Changes Sweeping Cities
New volumes from Princeton Architectural Press and Verso offer insights into how the synergistic crises of gentrification and global warming are remaking urban areas.
A New Orleans Planner Builds Community as an Anti-Highway Activist
A proposal to remove a hated highway is caught in a maelstrom of politicking. But Amy Stelly is standing her ground.
A New Book Explores the Literary and Political Dimensions of Walking
Matthew Beaumont, author of The Walker, speaks with Metropolis about how, by simply putting one foot in front of the other, we can resist the privatization, surveillance, and isolation of contemporary life.