History / Preservation

July 4, 2016, 1pm PDT
Here's what the Planetizen audience was reading on the July 4ths of yesteryear.
Planetizen
July 1, 2016, 10am PDT
A Toronto professor pushes against Christian Wolmar's assertion that the tram's demise can be connected to anti-worker policy. For one thing, trams never went away in some cities.
The Guardian
June 28, 2016, 1pm PDT
We can now watch 6,000 years of urban settlements and movements unfold on our computer screens.
The Guardian
June 28, 2016, 7am PDT
Local advocates have won a string of political victories against developers in New York City.
The New York Times
June 28, 2016, 5am PDT
A Chinese company has sent a dramatic signal about the evolution of New York, moving forward with a plan to convert most of the rooms in the famous Waldorf Astoria into condominiums.
Bloomberg
June 24, 2016, 8am PDT
As Downtown L.A. sees an impressive renaissance, learn how the Fashion District in L.A. spurred growth through piloting the first-ever "Business Improvement District" program.
The Planning Report
June 19, 2016, 11am PDT
It's a story of Goliath beating David in a preservationist fight in Seattle, but not before raising questions about how a university fits intot he city's regulatory environment.
Crosscut
June 16, 2016, 11am PDT
The 2016 Partners in Preservation contest is open until July 5. Now is your chance to #VoteYourPark.
National Geographic
June 13, 2016, 6am PDT
Georgetown's grid of small blocks is starkly different from the L'Enfant-designed city that surrounds it.
Greater Greater Washington
June 12, 2016, 7am PDT
The Architect's Newspaper reports on the potentially outsized implications of a recent decision by the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission.
The Architect's Newspaper
June 11, 2016, 5am PDT
A new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration documents the increasing frequency of nuisance floods and "clear-sky flooding."
USA Today
June 10, 2016, 5am PDT
The founding of Ciudad Techo in 1961 just outside of Bogota, Colombia played a key role in a strategy by the United States to beat back communist intrusions into Latin America during the height of the Cold War.
Wilson Quarterly
June 9, 2016, 12pm PDT
Request for tax breaks to redevelop deteriorated property in downtown Anchorage are recommended for denial by Chief Financial Officer Robert Harris.
Alaska Dispatch News
June 4, 2016, 1pm PDT
In May, the documentary film "Cleveland: Confronting Decline in an American City" was made available in full on YouTube.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
May 30, 2016, 5am PDT
An exploration, historical and geographic, of St. Paul's Wheelock Parkway reveals the twists and turns of transportation infrastructure.
MinnPost
May 27, 2016, 11am PDT
The crisis facing many Fresno renters is nothing new. A history of housing in the city shows how, since the late 19th century, poor housing conditions have been "ingrained in Fresno's culture."
Fresno Bee
May 27, 2016, 7am PDT
Fans of poetry and gardens will appreciate the effort to restore the historic home of Emily Dickinson—along with her cherished garden.
The New York Times
May 25, 2016, 1pm PDT
Washington, D.C. has many great museums. One of its least known may be the most interesting to architects, planners, builders, and others. The National Building Museum is all about the built environment.
UrbDeZine
May 23, 2016, 12pm PDT
New York's 1916 zoning code would not have allowed 40 percent of buildings in Manhattan to be built today, according to a recent analysis. It also turns 100 on August 27 of this year.
New York Times
May 20, 2016, 7am PDT
Perhaps no development is more associated with the presumptive Republican presidential nominee than Trump Towers, which established his reputation as a developer with little regard for historic preservation and revealed his character in business.
Planetizen