Insightful designers continue to seek a better future for Los Angeles architecture by way of L.A. urbanism.
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.
What can rehousing initiatives teach us about the ongoing struggle for urban resilience?
Emerging from a half century of dictatorship, can Myanmar's principal city be a model of sustainable, democratic development?
On Places, Reinhold Martin explores the theme of this year's Venice Architecture Biennale.
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.
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.
On Places, Simon Sadler explores the magical thinking and many contradictions of the TED Talks.
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.
In an excerpt on Places from his new book, Smart Cities, urban forecaster Anthony Townsend considers the inevitable glitches.
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