Places Journal

July 16, 2013, 6am PDT
Art, architecture, and incarceration collide in essays on prison design from the Panopticon to the Golden Gulag.
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July 3, 2013, 8am PDT
Shannon Mattern examines how media scholars and environmental artists are working to reveal the material and immaterial infrastructures that shape our lives, from the Interstate to the Internet.
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June 28, 2013, 7am PDT
Carl Skelton argues that the public needs new tools of citizenship to participate fully in the digital cities of the near future.
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June 24, 2013, 8am PDT
Architectural historian Richard Ingersoll surveys creative 'civic agriculture' projects in the United States and Europe where abandoned lots have been transformed into edible landscapes.
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June 16, 2013, 7am PDT
On Places, Vishaan Chakrabarti argues that the hyperdense city is more prosperous, equitable, ecological and delightful — and vital to America's strength as a nation.
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June 12, 2013, 7am PDT
Terra Nova author Eric W. Sanderson builds a refreshingly wonky case for a modern streetcar revival.
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June 1, 2013, 5am PDT
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.
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May 29, 2013, 10am PDT
Places Journal talks with New York Design Commissioner David Burney about the politics of urban design and planning.
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April 16, 2013, 11am PDT
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.
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April 14, 2013, 7am PDT
Phyllis Lambert explores the evolution of the Seagram Building, focusing on Mies van der Rohe's profound concern for the relationship between building and nature.
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April 4, 2013, 6am PDT
On Places, Ellen Dunham-Jones argues that "irrationally exuberant" architect Rem Koolhaas has encouraged followers to "shed the crippling shackles of critical theory and pick up a surfboard upon which to ride the shock waves of the new economy."
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February 19, 2013, 6am PST
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.
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February 14, 2013, 8am PST
Architectural historian Mitchell Schwarzer traces the historic roots of container architecture and argues that today's shipping container developments, like Proxy in San Francisco, are leading the way to a new kind of urbanism.
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February 8, 2013, 6am PST
On Places, D.J. Waldie assesses iconic aerial photographs of Lakewood, California, one of the nation's first postwar planned communities.
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January 27, 2013, 7am PST
As Barack Obama takes the oath of office for his second term, Places editor Nancy Levinson argues for an intensified political agenda for architects and urban designers.
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January 23, 2013, 12pm PST
Cartographic Grounds, a recent exhibition at the Harvard Graduate School of Design — now online at Places — seeks to "reconcile the precision and instrumentality of the plan with the geographic and territorial scope of the map."
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January 22, 2013, 6am PST
Shannon Mattern visits a "a publishers’ enclave" that is seeking to reinvent Korean publishing, architecture and urban planning in the wetlands near the Demilitarized Zone.
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December 8, 2012, 7am PST
On Places, Andrew Herscher of the University of Michigan challenges the usual view of Detroit's decline.
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January 10, 2011, 2pm PST
Planetizen's Nate Berg posits that Burning Man, the yearly freak festival in the Nevada desert, has become "a highly planned, intricately organized and fully functioning city" of 50,000 people.
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March 12, 2010, 10am PST
In response to a recent piece criticizing architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff, <em>Places Journal</em> Editor Nancy Levinson extends the criticism to the entire field, questioning whether its global scope is realistic.
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