History / Preservation

3 days ago
We've seen planning take the Broadway stage and turned into an Oprah, but perhaps the ballet is the most surprising place to see planning ideas on the stage.
Next City
4 days ago
Massive projects stayed a dream in 20th century Boston. Lessons from the failed ideas of the past inform a more complete understanding of the city in the 21st century.
The Boston Globe
November 15, 2018, 7am PST
Take a tour of early 20th century Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 7, 2018, 11am PST
Preservationists had mobilized behind the cause of protecting a dilapidated gas station in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times
Blog post
October 26, 2018, 6am PDT
In The Battle of Lincoln Park, Daniel Kay Hertz chronicles the gentrification of Lincoln Park, and shows how its residents displaced renters and the poor.
Michael Lewyn
October 19, 2018, 2pm PDT
The San Antonio City Council culminated years of planning and design this week by approving a plan to overhaul the Alamo Plaza.
My San Antonio
October 17, 2018, 12pm PDT
Newly obtained documents reveal the extent of the state's efforts to strip protections from federal lands around the United States.
Pacific Standard
October 8, 2018, 9am PDT
The Brooklyn Heights Promenade will be closed as the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below it is replaced. A Brownstoner column celebrates the esplanade's 68th birthday on Oct. 7, noting its troubled past and connection to Robert Moses.
Brownstoner
September 7, 2018, 9am PDT
An intrepid mapmaker has created a stunning map of the Pacific Electric Railway System, the old public transit system for L.A. and surrounding environs, once the largest trolley system in the world.
L.A. Taco
September 4, 2018, 2pm PDT
The Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opened in April, are worthy memorials to one of the nation's greatest tragedies, according to this review.
The Dallas Morning News
September 3, 2018, 5am PDT
A recent report by the DePaul University Institute for Housing Studies finds the number of two-flats, three-flats, and four-flats in quick decline among the residential building stock of Chicago.
Chicago Tribune
September 2, 2018, 9am PDT
Revitalization plans for the Alamo Plaza are moving forward, controversially, in San Antonio. The hope is to have investments complete by the 300th anniversary of the Alamo in 2024.
San Antonio Express-News
August 9, 2018, 11am PDT
A controversial new sales tax on motor vehicles in a state with no sales taxes survived a court challenge. As a result, Oregon consumers will have another reason to consider purchasing or leasing an electric vehicle: receiving up to a $5,000 rebate.
Utility Dive
August 8, 2018, 7am PDT
Cities around the country are scrambling with ways to accommodate monuments to a past that many consider as oppressive.
National Public Radio
August 7, 2018, 1pm PDT
Chuck Wolfe reflects on his rapidly changing hometown, arguing that Seattle’s signature location and setting—however rearranged by the regrades of the past, Freeway Park, or a pending James Corner-led waterfront remake—remains for all to see.
Crosscut
August 4, 2018, 1pm PDT
The historically Latino working class neighborhood is a frequent touchstone in debates over gentrification in Los Angeles. That history goes back decades and colors residents' perceptions.
BOOM: A Journal of California
July 23, 2018, 12pm PDT
With water levels habitually low, officials from the Eastern Sierra say they are "headed for a showdown” with L.A.
Los Angeles Times
July 15, 2018, 11am PDT
At the NATO Summit in Brussels last Wednesday, President Trump charged that Germany was captive to Russia because of its dependence on Russian natural gas, and a new, controversial pipeline from Russia to Germany will exacerbate its dependency.
The Washington Post
July 9, 2018, 7am PDT
A California November 2018 ballot initiative seeking to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act could have unintended consequences, according to Related California's Bill Witte.
The Planning Report
July 8, 2018, 9am PDT
The 72-year-old trolley system is beloved by local riders, but difficult to maintain.
Boston Globe