Informal settlements arise primarily due to rural-to-urban migration; how do designers and urban strategies deal with the rising population of informal dwellings? An interview with David Gouverneur.
Behind the Scenes: Designing Jackson Hill Bridge, The Next Pedestrian Bridge for Buffalo Bayou in Houston
What does it take to create a 345' pedestrian bridge across the gorgeous Houston Bayous? SWA Group designs the next installment of the Buffalo Bayou master plan--including Jackson Hill Bridge. Here, a behind-the-scenes look at its construction.
Data visualization tells us stories about how, what, and why things are happening. Information that is clearly presented shapes how we behave and directs future decisions. At the same time, information can be overwhelming and confusing.
The design for a new 200-hectare Anning River New Town proposes an innovative hybrid hydrologic system, a merging of the historic waterways and a new system to serve as the backbone for a vibrant new town.
Scenario Journal04: Rethinking Infrastructure
Infrastructure underlies and shapes urban growth, yet exists outside the realm of many design discussions. As landscape advocates and practitioners argue for a central role in the design of cities, many are starting to ask, how can a focus on landscape transform traditional conceptions of urban and regional infrastructure?
Featured ProjectSands Bethworks: Reinventing A Bethlehem Steel Mill
While the US industrial revolution of the 1800s slowly recedes into the depths of national consciousness, the collective memory of rustbelt towns refuse to fade. What’s to become of the massive physical remnants of US industrialization?