Places Journal

Insightful designers continue to seek a better future for Los Angeles architecture by way of L.A. urbanism.
Jul 20, 2015   Places Journal
As the effects of humans accelerate the changes occurring on the planet, landscape architects and planners alike will need to take into account ways that civilization can adapt to a lack of stability.
Jul 4, 2015   Places Journal
Two academic researchers explain the planning and landscape architecture opportunities offered by the "dramatic fluctuations" and "emergent shorelands" of the Great Lakes Coasts.
Mar 25, 2015   Places Journal
Places Journal has just launched Reading Lists: a new, interactive tool that enables readers to create and share topical lists of articles, books, and other media from diverse sources.
Mar 13, 2015   Places Journal
Welcome to the age of "Dashboard Governance"—when a good user interface offers the potential for performance advantages to city management.
Mar 9, 2015   Places Journal
An article by Woodbury University Professor Anthony Fontenot examines the effects of a history of opposition to planning as a centralized arm of the state, and proposes a way forward.
Jan 13, 2015   Places Journal
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