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March 26, 2016, 7am PDT
The "Inequality Chronicles," now in their third installment by Places Journal, are essential reading.
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March 15, 2016, 5am PDT
Places Journal has launched a series titled "The Inequality Chronicles." Expect high-quality longform articles.
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September 12, 2015, 5am PDT
Reyner Banham lost review of the designs of crash-test dummies.
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July 20, 2015, 9am PDT
Insightful designers continue to seek a better future for Los Angeles architecture by way of L.A. urbanism.
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July 4, 2015, 1pm PDT
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.
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March 25, 2015, 1pm PDT
Two academic researchers explain the planning and landscape architecture opportunities offered by the "dramatic fluctuations" and "emergent shorelands" of the Great Lakes Coasts.
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March 13, 2015, 9am PDT
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.
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March 9, 2015, 2pm PDT
Welcome to the age of "Dashboard Governance"—when a good user interface offers the potential for performance advantages to city management.
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January 13, 2015, 2pm PST
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.
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December 23, 2014, 2pm PST
What can rehousing initiatives teach us about the ongoing struggle for urban resilience?
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October 6, 2014, 10am PDT
Emerging from a half century of dictatorship, can Myanmar's principal city be a model of sustainable, democratic development?
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May 20, 2014, 7am PDT
On Places, Reinhold Martin explores the theme of this year's Venice Architecture Biennale.
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May 11, 2014, 7am PDT
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.
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April 30, 2014, 8am PDT
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.
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January 23, 2014, 2pm PST
On Places, Simon Sadler explores the magical thinking and many contradictions of the TED Talks.
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November 14, 2013, 6am PST
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.
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October 14, 2013, 6am PDT
In an excerpt on Places from his new book, Smart Cities, urban forecaster Anthony Townsend considers the inevitable glitches.
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October 11, 2013, 8am PDT
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.
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September 24, 2013, 8am PDT
Gabrielle Esperdy explores the development of an online encyclopedia of American architecture — and argues that metadata is a crucial tool for future historians.
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July 31, 2013, 8am PDT
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.
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