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Washington, D.C., Metro

From the SEGD archives, circa 2009: With its good bones and Massimo Vignelli-designed graphics, the D.C. Metro is considered a classic. New additions to the system balance respect with user-focused improvements.

Cloud Gehshan Spring Garden
Cloud Gehshan Helps Illuminate Spring Garden Connector
30 Urban Linear Parks Projects Since 2000
30 Urban Linear Parks Projects Since 2000

Thoughts and Opinions

Who will own the smart city?
Who Will Own the Smart City?

By now you’ve probably seen those silver, black and blue monoliths on the streets of Manhattan. Looking like giant cell phones, they’re part of LinkNYC,the communication network CityBridge has installed in New York City as a replacement for 7,500 pay phones. These 10,000 electronic slabs are also something else: an early and somewhat faltering step on the road to the Smart City, dressed up now as a new class of street fixture.

Clearview on U.S. highway signs
States, Highway Officials Push Back on Clearview Turnaround

Explore SEGD Award Winners

Pike & Rose
Pike & Rose
Map The Square
Map The Square
SGMC Sunken Wall of Prayer
SGMC Sunken Wall of Prayer
Blossom Interactive
Blossom Interactive

SEGD Talks - Urban and Civic videos

Isabel Castilla + Hamish Smyth - Miami Underline: Creating a New Urban Landscape
Isabel Castilla + Hamish Smyth - Miami Underline: Creating a New Urban Landscape
Darren David - Thinking Beyond

Urban and Civic Academic Research

Urban and Civic Firms

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Defining the City - Developing Urban Identity, Interpretive & Wayfinding Systems
Fundamentals of Graphic Design

Urban and Civic News

Arrowstreet's 360-Degree View of Boston Projects
Arrowstreet's 360-Degree View of Boston Projects

At the center of Congress Square, Arrowstreet is revitalizing Quaker Lane into an active and vibrant pedestrian walkway with engaging ground level retail, outdoor seating and dining options.

Speaking of Home Installation
Nancy Ann Coyne Reveals Public Installation "Speaking of Home"

On September 27, 2017, international public artist, designer and social innovator Nancy Ann Coyne debuted "Speaking of Home," a photographic public artwork transforming four of St. Paul’s famous skyways into an episodic narrative of immigrant experiences––questioning assumptions about what comprises “home.” The project marks the first time that the St. Paul skyway system will be sanctioned for a public artwork and was made possible by the close collaboration between the artist and fabricator, Archetype.