Places

Haunted houses are benign. If you want real evil, suggests Keith Eggener, look to the sentient houses in fiction and film that are "born bad". From Poe to Siddons, he explores examples of "architecture gone terribly wrong".
Oct 31, 2013   Places
Architect Alan Chang writes an extensive piece for PLACES on the need to rethink how suburbs are built and designed now, before the economy recovers.
Sep 30, 2011   Places
While the South is king when it comes to exurbs (low density, with workers who mostly commute to an urban area), the exurban experience has many faces, including small town New England.
Sep 6, 2011   Places
This essay from <em>Places</em> looks at the history of "architectural fiction", and how imagined spaces and uses of land enrich understanding of the built environment.
Jul 30, 2011   Places
California's San Joaquin Valley has become a hotbed of foreclosed homes. But beyond mere statistics, these homes are real places, and a new series of photographs documents them as scenes of surrender and abandonment.
Jul 19, 2011   Places
In this piece from <em>Places</em>, Deborah Gans offers a firsthand look at planning for recovery in the city's neglected East side.
Jun 28, 2011   Places
This piece from <em>Places</em> delves into the history of the campsite, their use of space, and their role in modern culture.
Jun 2, 2011   Places
In this excerpt from a new book on Los Angeles, L.A.-based architect Michael Maltzan reflects on the city, and how its clashes and evolving identity are part of why it represents the future of cities.
May 25, 2011   Places
In comparing the legacies of artist Andy Warhol and urban thinker Jane Jacobs, this essay suggests that the sort of urban community we think of today is more a result of Warhol.
May 6, 2011   Places
Is urban planning losing its relevance as a profession? Some say yes. In this essay from <em>Places</em>, Thomas Campanella suggests that the roots of this fall from grace lie in the era of Jane Jacobs.
Apr 27, 2011   Places
In a world heavily composed of and reliant on water, how we treat our oceans should be a major aspect of the way we think about planning and living on this planet, according to Timothy Beatley.
Apr 22, 2011   Places