The word “ecology” has been co-opted so widely that it has lost real meaning, yet ecological thinking remains a powerful lens for understanding complex adaptive systems. A new book aims for a more rigorous engagement of ecology and design.
Apr 30, 2014 Places Journal
On Places, Simon Sadler explores the magical thinking and many contradictions of the TED Talks.
Jan 23, 2014 Places Journal
Shannon Mattern surveys the new wave of urban data science projects and argues that practitioners are trending toward an obsession with data-for-data’s-sake and an idolization of method.
Nov 14, 2013 Places Journal
Nancy Levinson, editor of Places Journal, argues that it's time for feminist architects to engage the larger sphere of political activism with concrete objectives.
Jul 31, 2013 Places Journal
On Places, Tom Vanderbilt surveys the landscape and politics of New York City after Hurricane Sandy, focusing on both early response and long-range planning.
Jun 1, 2013 Places Journal
Places Journal talks with New York Design Commissioner David Burney about the politics of urban design and planning.
May 29, 2013 Places Journal
Lawrence Vale and Annemarie Gray compare the cases of communities displaced by the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where redevelopment for the 2016 Games is underway, and Atlanta, 20 years ago.
Apr 16, 2013 Places Journal
In his new book "A History of Future Cities", journalist Daniel Brook visits four cities on the edge of the future: St. Petersburg, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Dubai.
Feb 19, 2013 Places Journal