History / Preservation

Scott Doyon rewrote a classic children's book as a history of US cities since World War II. Fortunately, it's a quick read. Unfortunately, it's up to all of us how it ends.
4 days ago   PlaceShakers
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Dec 18, 2015  By James Brasuell
Created with input from historian Mark Footer, this tool overlays street views of modern Hong Kong with historical photos from the colonial era through the 20th century.
Dec 11, 2015   HotelClub
Looking for the perfect holiday gift for a planner? Check out these new map books.
Dec 9, 2015   New York Times
The passage of the five-year FAST Act, the first long-term transportation bill since 2005, solidifies the trend that has been in place since 2008, when General Fund transfers to the Highway Trust Fund first began. Such transfers are now the new norm.
Dec 7, 2015   the transport politic
Known for its unique Moorish Revival architecture, and beset by a host of urban problems, the Miami suburb may have found its savior in Germane Barnes. The young architect and planner aims to revitalize the area without gentrifying it.
Dec 6, 2015   Curbed
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.
Dec 1, 2015   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?
Nov 30, 2015   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