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"I realize that we are in crisis politically as well as sustainably. But…"
Greater Greater Washington
October 9, 2019, 12pm PDT
Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson outlines Destination Crenshaw and highlights the economic development and community investment opportunities it brings to South L.A.
The Planning Report
September 20, 2019, 12pm PDT
It's the end of an era that never was.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 18, 2019, 11am PDT
In the aftermath of a battle around preservation of a Denver diner, local officials are considering changes to the city’s historic landmark law.
The Denver Post
September 14, 2019, 5am PDT
A growing number of cities around the world, and around the United States, have banned horse-drawn carriages out of concern for the health and welfare of the horses.
WHYY
September 4, 2019, 11am PDT
Janet Marie Smith, famous for helping plan Camden Yards in Baltimore, discusses how Dodger Stadium's 'new front door' will optimize transit and pedestrian access while preserving the field's historic character and sweeping 'postcard views.'
The Planning Report
August 27, 2019, 7am PDT
The commission recommended a trio of bills focused on historic preservation, including one that would permit accessory dwelling units on historic properties.
PlanPhilly
August 21, 2019, 12pm PDT
Scooter opponents in Alexandria, Virginia, claim the devices threaten the historic character of the city, but supporters say the argument is nonsense.
Greater Greater Washington
August 9, 2019, 9am PDT
The film captures a gentrifying San Francisco by incorporating many subtle details about the city's past and present.
San Francisco Examiner
August 9, 2019, 5am PDT
Rome's Spanish Steps are no longer a place for sitting.
Associated Press
Blog post
July 31, 2019, 5am PDT
Contrary to popular myth, New York is not drowning in new housing.
Michael Lewyn
July 19, 2019, 12pm PDT
The Renaissance Revival building that houses New York City's beloved Strand Bookstore is under consideration by the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission. The case has provoked debate between rival advocates.
Pacific Standard
July 18, 2019, 8am PDT
Controversy over a plan to revitalize the Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Canal in Washington, D.C. has some questioning whether the High Line in New York City is the best model for the adaptive reuse of public space.
Greater Greater Washington
July 9, 2019, 9am PDT
It's rare for an entire exhibition to be devoted to the practice and history of planning. This is a big one.
CityLab
July 8, 2019, 5am PDT
Eight buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright are the first works of U.S. modern architecture to be named UNESCO World heritage sites.
Chicago Tribune
July 7, 2019, 9am PDT
The short life of the Palace of Auburn Hills, once home to the NBA's Detroit Pistons, is a "colossal waste," according to John Gallagher.
Detroit Free Press
July 2, 2019, 7am PDT
Even though they often occupy valuable real estate, some Boston properties have sat vacant in various states of limbo for years.
The Boston Globe
June 23, 2019, 9am PDT
The plan will detail $4 million in improvements to one of the city’s biggest tourist draws.
Urbanize Los Angeles
June 21, 2019, 9am PDT
A renovation saved the Portland Building, designed by postmodern pioneer Michael Graves, from demolition, but its likely doomed its status on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Architect's Newspaper
June 17, 2019, 10am PDT
The progressive Northern California project is adapting to the times.
The New York Times