Prato Journal: The first “Urban Jungle” in the world proposed for Tuscan city.

by Ron Bernthal Prato is the capital of the Province of Prato in Tuscany, Italy. Over the centuries, Prato has mainly been famous for its textile industries, with its products being sold to various parts of Italy as well as Europe. Prato … Continue reading

Stockholm Journal: A national ‘Street Moves’ plan hopes to create a “one-minute city” concept in several Swedish cities.

by Ron Bernthal An innovative project is being proposed in Sweden that will enable residents to travel no more than one-minute from their home to access everything from an outdoor gym, to a playground and from bike docking stations to … Continue reading

Denver Journal: New downtown building will reflect city’s urban and mountain environment.

By Ron Bernthal In late 2020, the Chicago-based architectural firm Studio Gang announced their design for Populus, a vibrant new social center and hotel in downtown Denver whose proposed design is attracting much attention from Denver residents and architecture fans. … Continue reading

Brisbane Journal: Green Bridges project will add design-savvy water crossings to Australia’s sunsplashed city.

by Ron Bernthal The Brisbane Australia City Council is building five new “green” bridges across the city which will make it even easier to get around the city on foot, bike or electric scooter, and more convenient to connect with … Continue reading

Southbank Journal: US$1.5 billion mixed-use tower with a “green spine” proposed for Melbourne riverside neighborhood.

By Ron Bernthal An Australia developer, Beulah International, has selected the Amsterdam-based UNStudio’s design proposal for a mixed-use tower in the Southbank area of Melbourne. The Australian firm Cox Architecture, is working with UNStudio on the project. Southbank, a busy … Continue reading

Arlington Journal: Amazon’s design proposal for HQ2

by Ron Bernthal It was November 13, 2018 when Amazon announced its new co-headquarters (with Seattle), known as HQ2, would be built in Arlington, Virginia, a 26 square-mile suburb of Washington, D.C., located on the southwest bank of Potomac River. … Continue reading

Lindesnes Journal: Europe’s first underwater restaurant attracts visitors to southern Norway.

By Ron Bernthal Located at the southernmost point of the Norwegian coastline, where cold winter winds and ethereal summer breezes blow over rocky beaches, an underwater restaurant, the first in Europe, is situated at a unique geographical confluence, where thousands … Continue reading

Milan Journal: Proposed “skyscraper forest” building to be part of revitalized urban district.

By Ron Bernthal In early 2021 COIMA SGR, Italy’s leading independent company in the asset management of real estate investment funds on behalf of institutional investors in Italy, announced that the architectural firms of Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+r) and … Continue reading

Nine Elms Journal: Along the Thames a neighborhood continues to prosper with regeneration projects and plenty of green space.

By Ron Bernthal A site called Nine Elms has existed on London South Bank since the mid- 17th century. Once just a row of elm trees, in the late 19th-century and early 20t-century Nine Elms was a notorious slum. Today, … Continue reading

New York Journal: Proposal to revitalize historic NYC park.

By Ron Bernthal For nearly 170 years New York City’s Union Square has been a gathering place for commerce, entertainment, for labor and political events, and of course for recreation. The park owes its name to its location at the … Continue reading