Cities: ideas and insights on the cities we live in

Kyoto: A City Growing and Learning

Kyoto, like any city that is blessed and burdened with a rich and long history, is in a constant state of re-evaluating itself. Who am I? What do I want to be? How do I envision myself in the future? More

Community room with a view in Asakusa

Kengo Kuma’s office has recently completed a project in the Asakusa district of Tokyo that acts as a gathering space for both tourists and local people interested in the culture of this unique district. More

A Few Words from Kuma

In the wake of the natural and man-made disasters of the last year, Kuma’s thoughts shed light on the relationships we have or maybe we don’t have with our local environment, our local community and ourselves. More


Part cultural exhibition, part architectural experiment, part community center, part gathering space, part public forum, part urban think tank and part traveling corporate advertising campaign. More

The City as Hacker’

Another phrase pulled from Saskia Sassen’s lecture that I think is worth deeper thinking despite its outwardly hipster tone is ‘the city as hacker’. More