Reimagining Roads To Be Walkable and Bike-Friendly, With Help From AI

Streets that cater to pedestrians and bikers not only offer more commuter options, but they also create areas that look and feel community-oriented—as evidenced by Brooklyn-based artist Zach Katz’s new project. Using the second version of DALL-E, the AI system from OpenAI that generates images and art from written descriptions, Katz feeds the program an image from Google Street View with details on how the …

Design and Architecture Podcasts on SURROUND Network

A growing roster of shows that aims to support and inspire the creative community

Launching today, the SURROUND Podcast Network by SANDOW Design Group gathers together some of the best architecture and design shows from around the world. These shows include Deep Green (hosted by METROPOLIS editor in chief, Avinash Rajagopal, and exploring how the built environment impacts the natural environment, climate and equity), MillerKnoll’s Looking Forward (about the future of work and workplaces) and Design Nerds Anonymous (which sits at the …

NYC’s Last Public Pay Phone Acquired by the Museum of the City of New York

Last month, NYC’s last remaining payphone (of 30,000) was removed from the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 50th Street, near Times Square. That phone has been acquired by the Museum of the City of New York, where it’s on display as part of the Analog City NYC B.C. (Before Computers), which explores technology in the city from the 1870s to the 1970s. “These phones were …