History / Preservation

February 8, 2017, 11am PST
But that's no reason not to try, figures Republican Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah, chair of the powerful House Natural Resources Committee, who has his sights on the Bears Ears National Monument, barely a month old.
NPR
February 4, 2017, 11am PST
Developers will fund the Compton's Cafeteria Transgender, Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual District to quell opposition to a proposed mixed-use development in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco.
The Architect's Newspaper
January 31, 2017, 11am PST
Simply inviting residents to participate in design charrettes or a community planning process does not mitigate the significant loss they feel as they witness the physical destruction of their homes and lived history.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
January 31, 2017, 8am PST
President Trump is not the only one proposing a huge infrastructure plan—Senate Democrats have their own. The cost is the same, but financing is different. The Democrats' plan does just what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned against.
The Hill
January 30, 2017, 1pm PST
Republicans in Missouri want to reduce taxes for corporations, so they are reducing tax credits for affordable housing, infrastructure, and historic preservation.
St. Louis Public Radio
January 30, 2017, 11am PST
In the wake of rapid gentrification, an organization in Los Angeles is leveraging the arts to celebrate a community's rich heritage and keep social equity a priority.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
January 28, 2017, 11am PST
The arc of history has bent back to the Astrodome.
Houston Chronicle
January 25, 2017, 11am PST
Historic tax credits are common at the state level—though they are contested and championed on a recurring basis all over the country.
National Trust For Historic Preservation
January 20, 2017, 12pm PST
Paris and New York, seamlessly photoshopped together—that's a cause we can get behind.
CityLab
January 17, 2017, 9am PST
The history of the Chicago Cultural Center, "the nation's first and most comprehensive free municipal cultural venue," offers insight into the shifting relationships between culture, politics, and money in the third-largest city in the United States.
Soft City
Blog post
January 17, 2017, 5am PST
Today’s "Eco" or "Green" Urbanism movement has ancient, cross-cultural roots. This history is worth contemplating for lessons relevant to sustainable planning and design.
Dean Saitta
January 16, 2017, 12pm PST
A timber company is nearing the end of its deal to log the Port Gamble Forest, so local preservationists are raising money to protect the forest from development.
The Seattle Times
January 15, 2017, 9am PST
A call to action for Atlanta: some of the city's treasured landmarks could disappear in 2017 if the city doesn't embrace a culture of preservation.
SaportaReport
January 4, 2017, 12pm PST
Along with commute time reductions, expect significant rent increases resulting in some displacement of current residents around the three new Second Avenue Subway stations, according to a new report.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
January 2, 2017, 9am PST
Harvard Square in Cambridge is facing another round of developments, and residents are worries the changes could come at the expense of the character of the famous location.
The Boston Globe
January 1, 2017, 5am PST
The National Trust for Historic Preservation's new Atlas for ReUrbanization relies on a metric called "character" to explore the relationship between historic preservation and affordability.
CityLab
Blog post
December 30, 2016, 5am PST
Raleigh, NC has hopes for turning 300 acres of land near its downtown into a beautiful park. Elite landscape architecture firms are eager to help, and selecting the right one for the job won't be easy.
Mark Hough
December 21, 2016, 12pm PST
The long-controversial project that would add a mixed-use development on a long-dormant site in Washington, D.C. has encountered a legal setback in the D.C. Court of Appeals.
DCist
Feature
December 19, 2016, 2pm PST
No Electoral College needed: these were the most popular Planetizen posts from the year 2016.
James Brasuell
Feature
December 7, 2016, 7am PST
Sam Hall Kaplan reviews "Eyes on Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs" and offers insight gained from personal experience with the "Saint of City Planning."
Sam Hall Kaplan