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Who Will Champion Open Spaces?

Image above: a model of London at this year's MIPIM conference spurred conversation about how to find more opportunities to create open spaces in the city. One proposal is the London Riverwalk, seen on the river above.

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First Look: Houston Ballet Center for Dance

Opening April 9, 2011, Houston Ballet’s Center for Dance will create both a new gateway to downtown Houston and a visual reminder of the city’s commitment to the performing arts. Jim Furr, who hosted this weekend's Houston Ballet Annual Gala with his wife Jo, recently sat down with me to discuss Houston's vibrant arts scene and why ballet is so important in his hometown.

Why is Houston Ballet important to the city of Houston? What role do the arts play in the city’s culture?

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Care to Take a Stroll on the River Thames?

Gensler's Plan for London River Park Wins Best Conceptual Project at Planning Excellence Award


Reviving a Rustbelt City


Evolving Cities / Evolving Use

Cities throughout the world today are facing an unprecedented challenge to provide ‘more’ – more buildings and more infrastructure for more people. The UN World Urbanization Prospects, published in March this year, tells us that there will be 2 billion new urban dwellers in the next 20 years.

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