History / Preservation

December 28, 2015, 5am PST
An important source of housing affordable to wide ranges of incomes has a new, well-funded ally in Philadelphia—the Healthy Rowhouse Project is hoping to make a big impact in 2016.
PlanPhilly
December 25, 2015, 11am PST
A little Christmas Day diversion for those who never stop thinking about cities.
Urban Scratchoff
December 25, 2015, 9am PST
Dancehalls—places for small-town Texans to gather for community—are struggling to survive in a changing Texas.
The Dallas Morning News
December 18, 2015, 9am PST
Journalist Alex Ulam speaks with Sarene Marshall, director of the Urban Land Institute's Center for Sustainability, about the role conservation is playing in fighting climate change and her role at the agency.
Doggerel
Feature
December 18, 2015, 5am PST
The results of a year's worth of writing, reading, sharing, and commenting are in. These are the most popular Planetizen posts from the year 2015.
James Brasuell
December 11, 2015, 6am PST
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.
HotelClub
December 9, 2015, 11am PST
Looking for the perfect holiday gift for a planner? Check out these new map books.
New York Times
December 7, 2015, 5am PST
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.
the transport politic
December 6, 2015, 9am PST
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.
Curbed
December 1, 2015, 12pm PST
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.
nextSTL
November 30, 2015, 11am PST
World leaders are meeting in Paris this week for the United Nation's COP21 talks. But what exactly are the main topics of discussion?
Doggerel
November 24, 2015, 8am PST
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.
BOOM: A Journal of California
November 23, 2015, 7am PST
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.
Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy
November 13, 2015, 7am PST
The Palo Alto city council has approved one neighborhood's request to prevent the construction of two-story homes.
Palo Alto Weekly
November 3, 2015, 9am PST
In an interview with Crosstown Concourse's Todd Richardson, Thriving Cities explores the challenges of revitalizing and transforming Memphis' old Sears Roebuck Building.
Thriving Cities Blog
Blog post
October 29, 2015, 6am PDT
Researchers are examining technologies that can aid in understanding many aspects of our cities, from how citizens interact in plan making, where residents use social media, and how to understand our changing communities.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
October 28, 2015, 12pm PDT
One of the country's most recognizable and beloved architectural flourishes has many sordid stories to tell. Today is also its 50th birthday.
Reuters
October 27, 2015, 11am PDT
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.
Satellite Magazine
October 26, 2015, 7am PDT
New green buildings may be de riguer, but preservation does less harm.
Boston Society of Architects
October 21, 2015, 5am PDT
Young historic-preservation minded Philadelphians are organized and ready to protect the history of their city.
PlanPhilly