MCA Chicago explores how the source of all life also nourishes humanity’s most destructive, exploitative tendencies.
ountrThe green belt has always been an unhappy mash-up – a patchwork of leftover land, neither urban nor rural. But the idea of limiting the city is essential, both for energising the space within and freeing the natural world beyond. Words by Phineas Harper
A book that seeks to make the case for a Green New Deal merely exposes the faultlines in the uneasy green-red coalition behind it, argues Tim Abrahams
Permaculture gardening seeks to make land more productive by allowing nature to retake control. Adopted by urban farmers, designers, even tech-savvy futurists, it is already changing the way we design and nurture green spaces. By Katy Kelleher.
The wasteland buildings of 1970s New York, finds Ivan Lopez Munuera, were re-activated by the human body. They became nightclubs and bathhouses for the emerging gay scene – and amid the sweat and steam was born an aesthetic that would change urban living everywhere.
Should local architects be given precedence over large international practices? Zaha Hadid Architects' Patrik Schumacher and Katherine Clarke and Liza Fior of Muf Architecture/Art fight it out.
Built on reclaimed land, the Dutch village was meant to fulfil a modernist vision of rural, communal life. But like any settlement in the countryside, it has had to adapt to survive, writes Peter Smisek.
Held at the Design Museum Ghent, the exhibition is part of the Flemish city's year-long celebration of the Northern Renaissance painter.
As climate catastrophe looms, the interdependence of the urban and rural worlds has never been starker. The countryside can no longer be dismissed as a bastion of tradition - it is where the future is taking place, finds Edwin Heathcote.