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.
Apr 24, 2015   The Economist
Detroit may have been the Motor City, but New York City was where the car became king, according to a new book and exhibit which look at the history of the automobile in New York in the early 1900s.
Mar 26, 2010   The New York Times
California City is a city in the desert that never came to be. But much of its skeleton remains. A recent tour explored the ghost of this unbuilt city.
Mar 24, 2010   Good
The City of Cleveland has designated design review districts that require a hearing before demolishing potentially significant buildings. The Chester Conference Center, and most of the Cleveland Clinic campus, lie in-between protected districts.
Mar 16, 2010   The Cleveland Plain Dealer
At first glance, the historic Ghetto streetscene in Venice is an appealing new urbanist community. In another place at another time, the virtues of compact, walkable and dense were the very isolation we now abhor.
Mar 15, 2010   myurbanist
Elgin Park is a small city that doesn't exist. But online, through a series of photographs created from tiny models in the house of one Massachusetts man, the time-frozen industrial town of the mid-'60s has come to life.
Mar 15, 2010   The New York Times
Philip Langdon compares the New Urban response to New Orleans and Haiti.
Mar 14, 2010   New Urban News
High housing prices cannot be blamed on land conservation efforts, at least not in Silicon Valley, is the word from researchers at Stanford University.
Mar 13, 2010   Stanford University News
Laurence Gerckens brings us the ABCs of Planning. Today's letter is H, which stands for historic preservation. Gerckens brings us a brief, easy-to-understand history of the idea.
Mar 13, 2010   Planning Commissioners Journal
Can historic preservation make room for evolution, and even change? UNESCO's Cultural Landscapes designation attempts to leave room for places to evolve without losing their character.
Mar 11, 2010   ASLA's The Dirt blog
How grassroots organizers beat out commercial bidders, and overcame zoning hurdles to redevelop Catholic church into affordable housing.
Mar 9, 2010   WBUR - Boston public radio