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
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.
Jul 3, 2013   Places Journal
Carl Skelton argues that the public needs new tools of citizenship to participate fully in the digital cities of the near future.
Jun 28, 2013   Places Journal
Architectural historian Richard Ingersoll surveys creative 'civic agriculture' projects in the United States and Europe where abandoned lots have been transformed into edible landscapes.
Jun 24, 2013   Places Journal
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.
Jun 16, 2013   Places Journal
Terra Nova author Eric W. Sanderson builds a refreshingly wonky case for a modern streetcar revival.
Jun 12, 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
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.
Apr 14, 2013   Places Journal
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."
Apr 4, 2013   Places Journal