History / Preservation

In the wealthy community of Spring Valley, just inside the western boundaries of the District of Columbia, residents are opposing a proposed development by claiming the site—a parking lot—is a historic landmark.
Yesterday   Washington City Paper
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It's a provocative and rage-inducing question, but a potentially useful one for promoting discussion about the cross-cultural meaning of public space: Is America's civic architecture inherently racist? Blog Post
Nov 3, 2014   By Dean Saitta
As the redesign for LOVE Park begins, Ashley Hahn reminds us of the park's role in supporting and maintaining civic life in the city of brotherly love.
Oct 24, 2014   PlanPhilly
One of the most important officials in New York State transportation history died Oct. 15: William J. Ronan, who took on Robert Moses to form the country's largest, most diversified transportation agency, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Oct 21, 2014   The New York Times
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It’s not the White City that would likely come to mind first, i.e., Daniel Burnham’s spectacular grouping of neoclassical buildings at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, made famous by Blog Post
Oct 20, 2014   By Dean Saitta
In his fourth "place-decoding" essay from France, Chuck Wolfe illustrates how a traditional placemaking intervention is especially powerful when underlying urban fundamentals align.
Oct 9, 2014   Huffington Post
The quest to preserve the masterpieces of modern architecture can also provide a model for preserving lesser-known construction from the 20th century. An initiative of the Getty Conservation Institute would achieve both goals.
Oct 6, 2014   Los Angeles Times
Emerging from a half century of dictatorship, can Myanmar's principal city be a model of sustainable, democratic development?
Oct 6, 2014   Places Journal
One possible frame though which to consider the ongoing evolution of cities like San Francisco: the measures (sometimes) taken to preserve the historic fabric of the city.
Oct 3, 2014   Socket Site
Greek orators, current solution-based efforts, and 25 photographs remind us of the central role of human opportunity in the urban environment.
Oct 1, 2014   The Huffington Post
New Jersey School of Architecture Director Darius Sollohub writes that transportation planners and engineers should consider what their infrastructure designs will say to today's users and future generations in an essay in InTransition magazine.
Sep 30, 2014   InTransition Magazine