History / Preservation

Iberville Offsites received the 2014 National Trust/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation for restoration of homes as low-income affordable housing
2 days ago   Shelterforce/Rooflines
For Americans growing up in the 1980s, the sight of a stand-alone restaurant with board-and-batten siding and a red-tile roof meant one thing: pizza ahead.
Jan 2, 2014   The Atlantic Cities
As we bid farewell to 2013, here are the Top 10 scandals that cast a negative light on some global cities this past year.
Dec 31, 2013   Future Cities
As Planetizen enters its 15th year, we're looking forward to bringing you another stimulating year of news, commentary, and professional development. Opinion
Dec 30, 2013   By Jonathan Nettler
Many of Poland's older, iconic Communist buildings require major renovations and are seen as unwelcome reminders of a bygone time. But many people see them as historic landmarks that merit preservation.
Dec 29, 2013   The Economist
Will 2013 be remembered as the year that Los Angeles embraced a new urban identity? Cultural, political, and planning and design-related events over the past year seem to suggest the city is experiencing "an urban reawakening".
Dec 21, 2013   Los Angeles Times
Is it a giant rock? What about a sunken ship? Beneath Seattle's waterfront, a mysterious object has halted Bertha, the world's largest tunnel-boring machine. Stumped engineers are unclear on how long a highway tunneling project will be suspended.
Dec 20, 2013   The New York Times
For the second time in a year, Baltimore has pulled the plug on both its red-light and speed enforcement cameras, paying the contractor $600,000 to do so. Re-evaluation will determine where the city, which now owns most of the cameras, goes next.
Dec 19, 2013   Governing
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Planetizen is pleased to release its twelfth annual list of the ten best books in urban planning, design and development published in 2013. Exclusive
Dec 11, 2013  By Jonathan Nettler
The U.S. Department of State has selected Ann Beha Architects (ABA) to renovate the United States Embassy in Athens, Greece.
Nov 24, 2013   Architect Magazine
On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Mark Lamster examines Dallas's efforts to commemorate the tragedy. A new memorial is the latest example of the city's "ambivalent response to the events of November 1963."
Nov 21, 2013   The Dallas Morning News