Started in 1998, Metropolis Magazine offers a compelling look at the broad world of design, including the fields of architecture, planning, preservation, and crafts. As the website indicates, "Subjects range from the sprawling urban environment to intimate living spaces to small objects of everyday use." What is inviting about this particular site is the amount of publicly-available material that the web-browsing user can read and discuss with others. Some of the special features include the magazine's prediction on the "city of the near future," best and worst case scenarios for the future of urbanism, and a place to send comments to the editors of the magazine. The site also contains an archive of past issues dating back to 1998, providing even more articles for visitors to look through. Items of interest available here from the current issue include discussions surrounding the World Trade Center Memorial and remarks offered by the magazine's editor-in-chief, Susan S. Szenasy, on the ongoing changes in design and design education for the coming 25 years.


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