Agence Ter has won a bake-off to redesign Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles for the fifth or sixth time. Or is it the seventh?

The past and future of freeway landscapes

Publication: Boom

Images of the devastated Canadian city show just how destructive fire can be to urban populations. But the risk is greatest in informal settlements, where high population density and low-grade construction can be a deadly combination

Publication: The Guardian

Decades-old broken-down cars litter the weed-pocked front yard of a Huntington home where a pornographer lived with his family.

Publication: The Palisadian-Post

Construction began on Paolo Soleri’s “urban laboratory” of Arocsanti, Arizona, in 1970. Its experimental mixture of architecture and ecology remains only partially realized.

Publication: The Daily Beast

This home on Corona del Mar, which has been veiled behind a padlocked chain link fence for nearly 15 years, has a secret—and sordid—past that includes X-rated moviemaking

Publication: The Palisadian-Post

It was supposed to be a dramatic symbol of wealth, but became a squatters’ paradise. Now the Torre de David stands vacant in the center of Caracas, its future unclear.

Publication: The Daily Beast

Paula Beal is a housing advocate who has lived in Oakland for 45 years. She has seen her entire family forced out of the city by rising rents. Now, as the council imposes a moratorium on evictions, she too is desperately seeking a new home

Publication: The Guardian

The city is transforming an old, major road into a new public park.

Publication: The Atlantic

Bit by bit, innovators are chipping away at this ubiquitous material’s environmental downsides

Publication: Ensia