History / Preservation

The former locations of nuclear missile sites are more mundane than you probably realize. Geoff Manaugh explores satellite images of Los Angeles, and other cities, for examples.
Yesterday   Travel + Leisure
  Burning rainforests. Smog alerts. Gridlocked cities. Seabirds caked with oil. That's how it was, ladies and gentlemen, as we entered the '90s. Blog Post
Aug 4, 2010   By Tim Halbur
A marsh in Iraq drained by Saddam Hussein and believed by some to be the site of the Garden of Eden is being restored -- despite dangerous risks.
Aug 3, 2010   Der Spiegel
The latest planning exhibition at the Center for Architecture has a "certain 1970s openness, a live-and-let-live philosophy, a crunchy impression enhanced by the bicycles hanging in the Center’s double-height display window," says Alexandra Lange.
Jul 30, 2010   The Architect's Newspaper
Chinese urban sprawl has the potential to be transformed into urban sustainability.
Jul 29, 2010   TheCityFix
A new exhibit in Germany looks at a variety of unrealized and unbuilt plans for Berlin created by 100 different architects and planners.
Jul 26, 2010   Der Spiegel
That's the title of an exhibit currently at The Museum of the City of New York, which shows how the auto dominated many aspects of city life. There are also showings of current "Streetfilms" by 'Livable Streets' showing how to undo it.
Jul 23, 2010   The New York Times - Art & Design
Last month I highlighted some important places in the history of planning. Responding to student requests, this month I turn to plans. Blog Post
Jul 22, 2010   By Ann Forsyth
Chuck Wolfe discusses the challenge of finding a more marketable term to encompass all of the prevailing theories of "transit-oriented development", "walkability", and "liveability." His suggestion? Urbandwidth.
Jul 21, 2010   myurbanist
Forest land and open space have been steadily gobbled up by development in the Pacific Northwest. A new initiative in Washington seeks to relocate some of developers' planned greenfield housing into cities.
Jul 21, 2010   Citiwire
Millions of Germans this weekend closed off a 40-mile stretch of autobahn for a banquet and party.
Jul 20, 2010   BBC