The Covent Garden we know today is the direct result of successful community activism. So how did it become so horrible?
Councils don’t just need to ‘engage with’ communities, writes Josh Fenton. They need to give them a genuine role in decision-making
A few brave public buildings have found a new purpose amid austerity, thanks to pioneering campaigns by local communities
Designed by a youth group in Wealdstone, the Wealdstone Leg is a customisable modular furniture concept used to make public furniture for the local community.
In LA’s Echo Park, architect Barbara Bestor has created a micro neighbourhood of 18 compact family homes clustered around a communal space, which could provide a new model for living in the increasingly congested West Coast city. But is suburban America ready to share?
Fumihiko Maki's Aga Khan Museum of Islamic Art and Charles Correa's Ismaili Centre are intended as places of "civic encounters" with other communities, yet are set in a formal garden miles from Toronto's other cultural institutions. Can Maki's beautiful fortress and its refined grounds lure visitors all the same?