What can rehousing initiatives teach us about the ongoing struggle for urban resilience?
Dec 23, 2014 Places Journal
Emerging from a half century of dictatorship, can Myanmar's principal city be a model of sustainable, democratic development?
Oct 6, 2014 Places Journal
On Places, Reinhold Martin explores the theme of this year's Venice Architecture Biennale.
May 20, 2014 Places Journal
Shannon Mattern argues that as we enter the era of so-called “smart” cities, we need to consider the point of engagement where citizens interface with the city’s operating system.
May 11, 2014 Places Journal
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
In an excerpt on Places from his new book, Smart Cities, urban forecaster Anthony Townsend considers the inevitable glitches.
Oct 14, 2013 Places Journal
New York's chief urban designer, Alexandros Washburn, addresses the monumental task of rebuilding New York after Hurricane Sandy and preparing for the next storm.
Oct 11, 2013 Places Journal
Gabrielle Esperdy explores the development of an online encyclopedia of American architecture — and argues that metadata is a crucial tool for future historians.
Sep 24, 2013 Places Journal