Urban Development

The LowLine Gets First Approvals for Planning
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The LowLine Gets First Approvals for Planning

The proposal for the underground park received rights from New York's City Hall. More

The Bargain That Revived Bell Labs
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The Bargain That Revived Bell Labs

Eero Saarinen's landmark facility in New Jersey is being redeveloped as a New... More

Turning Down the Lights
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Turning Down the Lights

New York City has been a leader in sustainability policy under Mayor Michael... More

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London's Legacy

There's a buzzword at the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, and it has nothing to do with Wenlock, the games' shiny, one-eyed mascot. "Legacy" is the word on the tip of everybody's tongue: From the 618-acre Olympic Park, set to become a focal point in the regeneration of its East London neighborhood, to new housing, transportation links, and utility infrastructure, the Olympic organizers hope that the massive development for the games will bring about a lasting physical and social transformation in London. More

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Lighting and Longevity in Las Vegas

From its signage-as-architecture heyday in the post–World War II era to the gargantuan theme resort casinos of today, the built environment of Las Vegas has operated by one guiding principal: If it's outmoded, implode it, and build something bigger and better. More

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PlaNYC 2030
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A Question of “Light” Responsibility

Highland Park, Mich., New Orleans, La., and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Not three cities you might expect to see grouped together, and yet they all share one thing in common: They are grappling with outdoor-lighting issues. More

25/25 Vision
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25/25 Vision

Mark Major and Keith Bradshaw reflect on the changing nature and practice of... More

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The City Dark

Filmmaker Ian Cheney explores contemporary society's relationship to the night sky. More

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Illuminating Experience

“Styling a Second Empire: A Light and Sound Experience” illuminates downtown Philadelphia during Lightfair. More

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