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Design library: Gentrification edition

Doggerel is always on the lookout for good books. Here, contributor Peter Moskowitz and editor Sarah Wesseler offer titles on one particular pattern of urban change. * From Peter Moskowitz: First…

To build itself up, San Francisco digs down

As the world urbanizes, empty lots are vanishing under relentless development pressure in many cities. Governments looking for space for critical infrastructure often find themselves tightly constrained. As a result,…

How to beat extreme heat

Four years ago, Louisville, Kentucky, awoke to an alarming urban trend. This forward-thinking southern city — recently ranked as America’s most livable by the US Conference of Mayors — had…

Water resilience in dry climates

Today’s research is tomorrow’s design. We’re asking researchers within Arup and beyond to describe their work and its potential applications. Rowan Roderick-Jones, an environmental scientist and civil engineer in Arup’s…