History / Preservation

A long and ranging article in the New Yorker surveys non-fiction, art, and other manifestations of intellectualism for insight into the plight of the city—to always be cast in some manner of morality tale.
6 hours ago   The New Yorker
In what is described as a "Penn Station moment," Dallas has approved a demolition delay ordinance for historic buildings downtown. This is an uncharacteristic victory for preservation.
Yesterday   The Dallas Morning News
A longtime resident of an old, eclectic neighborhood reflects on what makes the area so desirable and why new places like it are effectively outlawed today.
6 days ago   City Observatory City Commentary
A new online interactive project allows new access to the history of Manhattan before Dutch settlers began taking residence on the island in 1609
6 days ago   CityLab
A new book by Washington Post associate editor David Maraniss examines the glory years of Detroit.
Sep 28, 2015   Detroit Free Press
Seaside, Florida: what’s possible when vision, tradition, creativity, adaptation, and, yes, time converge in ways that allow for careful study and consideration.
Sep 24, 2015   PlaceShakers
Cities like London are losing their creative edge because the small music venues that foster it are being pushed out.
Sep 17, 2015   The Guardian
A team of designers will convert one Mexico City's most dangerous highways into an urban oasis.
Sep 10, 2015   ASLA's The Dirt blog
In his new book, James Longhurst asks: "Why are most American cities still so ill-prepared to handle cyclists?"
Sep 8, 2015   The Urban Edge
A list of adaptive reuse projects completed in the last five years includes a diverse collection of breweries turned hotels, a dry dock turned into a museum, and much more.
Sep 3, 2015   Urban Land Magazine
Washington City Paper creates a record of the many murals that have been lost to new construction and shifting demographics in neighborhoods around Washington, D.C.
Sep 2, 2015   Washington City Paper