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.
9 hours ago   PlaceShakers
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
Blog Post
It's a question that's often asked and answered by urban planners and placemakers. Blog Post
Oct 18, 2015   By Dean Saitta
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.
Oct 8, 2015   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.
Oct 7, 2015   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.
Oct 2, 2015   City Observatory City Commentary