In Berlin’s city center, an activist-led redevelopment scheme is setting a bold example for rescuing financially valuable public land from privatization and gentrification.
Unfolding alongside New York's latest waterfront planning process, a participatory art project considers what happens when we reorient our attention, and our bodies, toward the city's 520 miles of coastline.
This is what democracy looks like: not only public squares, but office buildings. In the Lower East Side, the Peace Pentagon was the source point for four decades of resistance.
How BetaNYC builds the tools community boards need for the 21st century.
Community boards promise local democracy, but it takes more to translate neighborhood visions into reality.
Rather than from consensual understanding, our manner of reaching agreements has evolved from the pressure of the law.
Artists and educators Jesse Shapins and Brian House discuss new directions in urban media arts, connecting maps, dictionaries and the tools of design education.