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11.28.11: John Cary

Shelter for Those Who Served
On the unconscionable number of homeless veterans.
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11.08.11: John Cary

Architecture's Internship Requirement Needs a Redesign
An argument for rethinking architecture's internship requirement
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04.15.11: Michael Murphy

The Poverty of Starchitecture
Is the demand for architectural service so limited that we follow the money no matter whom it comes from? On March 25th, Zaha Hadid Architects laid off more than 90 employees because of “unforeseen events in North Africa.” More...
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03.30.11: John Thackara

Does Bilbao Need Another Guggenheim?
Ideas for remaking Basque country that go far beyond fancy architecture.
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03.10.11: Bruce Nussbaum

Let's Give an "F" to the FT List of Best Business Schools
Rant about the Financial Times's ranking of best business schools
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12.24.10: Alexander Heffner

Taking the A-Train
A college student teaches journalism to high school students in Brooklyn, using civic engagement to achieve education goals. It all happens on New York City subways.
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12.23.10: Maria Popova

Rise of the Micro-Medici
On the value of microfunding creative ideas that stem from a single mind.
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09.11.10: Robert Fabricant

Design With Intent
Robert Fabricant of frog design discusses a sea change in the way designers engage with the world.
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08.31.10: Maria Popova

Death to Design Awards
Essay attacking design awards for stifling innovation
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08.12.10: Peter Wolf

Pet Projects
Essay on design as an underutilized force for the humane treatment of animals.
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01.20.10: Tony Whitfield

Prepared for Haiti
Tony Whitfield meditates on the assistance designers should give in Haiti following the earthquake, and in future catastrophes.
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12.18.09: Jay Parkinson

The Road to Wellville
Recommendations for designing a healthcare system around our nation's health needs — chronic care management, prevention and acute care treatment — not history, doctors and their profitability.
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12.15.09: Bradford McKee

Brass Knuckles and Better Ideas
Reflections on two initiatives to protect U.S. landscapes: EPA rules to stabilize soil at construction sites, and a LEED-like program for sustainable landscape design.
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10.07.09: Phil Patton

Why Is Google Giving Us the Finger?
Phil Patton is shocked by the low-grade technology Google uses to scan the world's books and wonders why the process is so lacking in transparency.
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08.29.09: Phil Patton

Triple-Digit Inflation
Phil Patton questions GM's sustainability claims for its Chevrolet Volt electric car.
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08.10.09: Juliette LaMontagne

Please Turn on Your Cell Phone
In response to the New York City Department of Education's ban on cell phones in schools, an educator argues for their continued use — as mini computers that help students learn.
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