The latest issue of New York Times Magazine is devoted to architecture, and there’s tons of good stuff in it. Two things in particular:
Check out the interview with Richard Rogers, a Brit architect. He doesn’t trumpet his environmental consciousness — he just takes it for granted. He’s delightfully matter-of-fact.
Even better is this in-depth story on how New Urbanist dreams for rebuilding Biloxi fizzled. It’s a fascinating look at how issues of class, race, and culture collide in stressful circumstances. Originally I was going to write a long post about it, but here it is 4:45, so … just go read this post at Oil Drum instead.