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Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

The inaugural issue of the journal of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, CTBUH Review, was released online in April 2003 and can be downloaded from the council's homepage. Several technical articles and an in-depth case study of a featured project, the IDX Tower in Seattle, comprise the 64 pages. Special attention is given to post-September 11 building design. The journal is...
Equally Spaced?

Urbanologists and other types have been interested in the interactions between different groups of people in cities for hundreds of years. There is quite a broad literature on studying different types of communities and public spaces, and this recent paper from the Demos group in the United Kingdom adds to that body of work. This 40-page report was first published in July 2007, and it was authored...
Lewis Mumford Center for Comparative Urban and Regional Research

Throughout his long life, Lewis Mumford wore multiple hats, including those of a prolific author, accomplished chronicler of urbanism, and social critic. In 1988, a group of scholars from the University of Albany visited Mumford and his wife to discuss a plan for an academic center whose work would be both "comparative and historical in scope." The fruits of this initial idea became the Lewis...
Living Together: A New Look at Racial and Ethnic Integration in Metropolitan Neighborhoods

The 2000 Census continues to offer dedicated scholars and researchers the ability to track and identify various spatial trends and patterns across the country, and this latest publication from the Census Series at the Brookings Institution is certainly no exception to the trend. Authored by David Fasenfest, Jason Booza, and Kurt Metzger, this 20-page report takes a close look at racial and ethnic...
Metropolis Magazine

Started in 1998, Metropolis Magazine offers a compelling look at the broad world of design, including the fields of architecture, planning, preservation, and crafts. As the website indicates, "Subjects range from the sprawling urban environment to intimate living spaces to small objects of everyday use." What is inviting about this particular site is the amount of publicly-available material that...
Places Journal

The interdisciplinary Places Journal is a valued resource for those interested in the future of architecture, landscape and urbanism. The journal was established through a collaboration between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of California, Berkeley in 1983, and is now freely available in its entirety on this website. Places publishes articles by scholars of...
Their Circular Life

This rather provocative website (which requires Macromedia Flash Player) explores various urban environments around Italy and draws visitors into the life of a "typical" day in the different lives of these seemingly ordinary places. The website was created by Lorenzo Fonda and David Terenzi and features original music and a rather welcoming user interface for exploring the different environments....