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The typical car is parked 95% of the time. Nastco/iStock via Getty Images

City planners are questioning the point of parking garages

As many cities grapple with the housing crisis, some places are rewriting regulations and finding creative ways to repurpose these hulking masses of concrete that suck up valuable real estate.
Which lesson should the technology field take from architecture: modernist efficiency or ‘living structure’? Jamie Street/Unsplash; Peter Morville/Flickr

How ‘living architecture’ could help the world avoid a soul-deadening digital future

The late Christopher Alexander’s groundbreaking work on patterns has informed the development of technology for decades, but it’s the architect’s later work that holds the key to a healthier digital life.
Riverbanks are reinforced to reduce flood risks, but these techniques reduce biodiversity and limit public accessibility. (Shutterstock)

We must rethink the way we build along the St. Lawrence River

The sustainable and inclusive development of the St. Lawrence River is essential. A prolonged laissez-faire attitude will have harmful consequences on people and the environment.

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