History / Preservation

We've known for some time that it would be difficult to rein in the automobile once the country's obsession had taken hold. Footage from a news special aired in 1965 offers historic perspective.
10 hours ago   nextSTL
World leaders are meeting in Paris this week for the United Nation's COP21 talks. But what exactly are the main topics of discussion?
Yesterday   Doggerel
Adam Rogers chronicles Los Angeles' long and intimate relationship with the electric light. The city's recent choice to adopt LED streetlights has transformed a classic nighttime into something new.
Nov 24, 2015   BOOM: A Journal of California
Carl Davis of the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy wants a gas tax increase, not gimmicks, to fund the 6-year transportation bill. Not likely. As bad as they are, they are better than resorting to a repatriation tax, notes the press release.
Nov 23, 2015   Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy
The Palo Alto city council has approved one neighborhood's request to prevent the construction of two-story homes.
Nov 13, 2015   Palo Alto Weekly
In an interview with Crosstown Concourse's Todd Richardson, Thriving Cities explores the challenges of revitalizing and transforming Memphis' old Sears Roebuck Building.
Nov 3, 2015   Thriving Cities Blog
Blog Post
This past week planning academic from across the globe came together for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference. I participated in a session on new technologies and thought the Planetizen community would be interested in the research results. Blog Post
Oct 29, 2015   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
One of the country's most recognizable and beloved architectural flourishes has many sordid stories to tell. Today is also its 50th birthday.
Oct 28, 2015   Reuters
Only 10 miles separate New York City and Newark, New Jersey, but the two can seem worlds apart. Damon Rich, who moved from New York in 2008 to lead Newark's planning office, speaks about how his work there has shaped his perception of both cities.
Oct 27, 2015   Satellite Magazine
New green buildings may be de riguer, but preservation does less harm.
Oct 26, 2015   Boston Society of Architects
Young historic-preservation minded Philadelphians are organized and ready to protect the history of their city.
Oct 21, 2015   PlanPhilly