History / Preservation

A new exhibit at MoMA celebrates the "fitfully idealistic" architecture of Latin America, 1955 through 1980. Broad in scope, the exhibition ranges from Brasília's bold utopianism to the community-focused tactics of Bo Bardi.
3 days ago   The Economist
"49 Cities" is a touring exhibition that looks at the relationship between urban design and the success or failure of cities, from Levittown to ancient Rome to Le Corbusier's Radiant City.
Apr 14, 2010   SF Gate (part of San Francisco Chronicle)
The City has reached a deal to take over 172-acres of undeveloped land from the State, and redevelopment possibilities are flooding in - public park, high school, commercial buildings, NYU satellite campus, and more.
Apr 12, 2010   New York Times
Treme, the new TV series from David "The Wire" Simon, explores the impact of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans.
Apr 12, 2010   The Globe and Mail
Planning history is often taught in the first semester of planning programs. However, many students find that their interest increases with time and that with more knowledge they have more questions. Below I list some basic books and journals for finding out about planning history. In an upcoming entry I will discuss important plans, places, and programs that the historically literate urban planner should at least recognize. Two books typically set in planning history introductory courses in the United States are an easy place to start: Blog Post
Apr 10, 2010   By Ann Forsyth
A new study in the San Francisco Bay Area says no, that had there been no controls in place there would be only 6.5% more housing built over the past 50 years.
Apr 7, 2010   The San Francisco Chronicle
Which is more important? A family farm settled by free African-Americans 200 years ago has a grant for historic preservation, but lies over a vast reserve of natural gas.
Apr 7, 2010   National Trust For Historic Preservation
Portland has them. So does Charlotte. But in the nation's capital, streetcar overhead wires are under fire from historic preservationists.
Apr 6, 2010   Washington Post
Chicago's Union Station is announcing a potential upgrade in order to prepare for future high speed rail construction, says The Christian Science Monitor.
Apr 2, 2010   The Christian Science Monitor
The booming real estate market in Beirut is causing the rapid disappearance of the city's history, says Guardian critic Deen Sharp.
Apr 2, 2010   The Guardian U.K.
Cornell computer scientists used a supercomputer to analyze nearly 35 million Flickr photographs and determine which cities and landmarks were the most photographed. New York, London and San Francisco come out on top.
Mar 26, 2010   Cornell