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12.26.2012
Top of 2012> Most Popular News Stories
AN editors review the most read stories from the pages of the print edition.
Mercer Commons in Cincinnati is among the developments leading to a resurgence of Ohio's major cities.
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You voted with your clicks, and the numbers are in. 2012 was a big year for The Architect's Newspaper, culminating with the publishing of our Tenth Anniversary Issue, and AN editors have compiled your favorite stories that appeared online and in the pages of the paper over the year. This year's top story by a wide margin was our feature story on the redevelopment of Ohio's three C's: Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati. Take a look at all of the top stories below.

Feature> Can the Centers Hold?

Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati are rebuilding their urban cores to lure and retain young professionals. These cities are pursuing development strategies that reflect the distinct character of each place. Is it the beginning of a Rust Belt rebound? By Christopher Bentley

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Talking Tactical Urbanism

As interest in urban planning surges across the country, Mike Lydon discusses the small changes that make a big difference.

 
 

 

Feature> A New Morning in Washington

Long considered a risk-averse city, Washington D.C. is embracing innovative architecture and urban planning. Amanda Kolson Hurley surveys the scene.

 
 

 

Editorial> Landscape Architecture's Ascendance

Alan G. Brake on the growing importance of landscape architecture.

 

 

Rudolph in Ruins

Orange County, New York prefers ersatz Colonial over ur-Brutalist.

 
 

 

Up the River

Civitas announces winners of competition to reimagine the East River waterfront.

 
 

 

Obit> Luis Moreno Mansilla, 1959-2012

Stan Allen remembers Mansilla's gentle and optimistic approach to architecture.

 

 

Obit> Kiyonori Kikutake, 1928-2011

James Westcott reflects on the life and work of a leader of the Metabolist movement.

 
 

 

Comment> Miami's New Urbanist Experiment

Sean McCaughan assesses conditions on the ground three years after the city adopted a form-based roadmap.

 
 

 

Feature> The Art of Moving Trash

Cities are reevaluating waste infrastructure with planning, technology, and design.

 
The Editors