Walter Gropius in the Gate City

“Less is More” is the well-known edict of the German design school Bauhaus, and Walter Gropius was Bauhaus’s founder. In Greensboro, one building is attributed to the world famous designer that helped introduce modernist design principles to the American public. A native of Berlin, Gropius was an architect and art educator who founded the Bauhaus…

College Hill: Where History Meets Urbanity

College Hill has the distinction of being Greensboro’s best-preserved example of a late nineteenth century neighborhood. The narrow streets lined with commodius Queen Anne residences and charming bungalows are enhanced by offbeat boutiques and eateries that cater to a smart and hip clientele from nearby colleges. Packed with history and centrally located, College Hill blends quaint…

Best Practices in Urban Design: What Greensboro Can Learn From Princeton, New Jersey

Greensboro is a community that enjoys a strong education system, a healthy transportation network, and a vibrant center city. Though we face challenges in terms of the economy and social balances, our outlook is bright as grassroots initiatives translate community strengths into innovative solutions. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t look to other places for references…