History / Preservation

2 days ago
Ford will treat the Michigan Central Depot to a mixed-use adaptation.
Detroit Free Press
Blog post
3 days ago

The planning values and principles of New Urbanism are deeply rooted in human history. What does this look like, and what can we learn from it? The archaeology of an ancient Mayan city sheds some light.

Dean Saitta
4 days ago
Eminent urban scholar Richard Sennett populates Building and Dwelling with rich discussions of history, philosophy, and theory—as well as strolls through contemporary cities.
Los Angeles Review of Books
5 days ago
Ford has confirmed its plan to move into the Michigan Central Depot in Detroit.
Detroit Free Press
June 13, 2018, 8am PDT
An advocacy group is republishing the 1974 regional plan for sustainability, and finding that it's just as relevant now as it was then.
Bisnow
June 11, 2018, 8am PDT
All that empty acreage means that these big, rapidly developing cities don’t really have to sprawl.
CommercialCafe
June 11, 2018, 6am PDT
Temporary suspension of rail service from New York City to Chicago prompts an engaging column, particularly for train buffs, on a bygone era when travel by rail was glamorous.
The New York Times
June 1, 2018, 9am PDT
In neighborhoods with lots of new development, buildings cited in the Chicago Historic Resources Survey are coming down fast.
Chicago Magazine
May 15, 2018, 10am PDT
Despite its immeasurable geographic and cultural distinctiveness, there is perhaps no American city that has embraced Modernist city planning as fully as Honolulu has.
Common Edge Collaborative
May 11, 2018, 9am PDT
Prices remain depressed in most formerly redlined neighborhoods, but several such areas in Denver now boast higher home values than the city as a whole.
The Denver Post
May 10, 2018, 7am PDT
According a recent article in the Riverfront Times, perceptions of the Mississippi River among St. Louis residents are poor, but a collection of "river evangelists" and patient business owners are working to change that reality.
St. Louis Riverfront Times
May 9, 2018, 2pm PDT
Alamo City enters the 300 club.
Texas Monthly
May 7, 2018, 7am PDT
“Why are lighting designers and experts nearly unified in their belief that outdoor lighting in past years has been excessive?”
Metropolis Magazine
April 27, 2018, 12pm PDT
Cities across America have a housing crisis on their hands—should they be talking more about trailer parks?
CityLab
April 24, 2018, 9am PDT
As the Department of the Interior auctions off 'vast swaths' of American wilderness to oil and gas companies, fiscal conservatives and conservationists alike wonder if it’s the right thing at the right time.
Houston Chronicle
April 24, 2018, 5am PDT
Though he’s opened land all over the U.S. to industry, the Interior Secretary is actually pushing to conserve even more of his home state.
The New York Times
April 23, 2018, 2pm PDT
Even before the bill was defeated, it exposed a major generational divide between anti-development environmentalists and their pro-density, pro-housing heirs.
San Francisco Magazine
April 20, 2018, 6am PDT
Witness the public realm of yesteryear.
ViewingNYC
April 19, 2018, 1pm PDT
A writer weaves a "decade by decade" story, complete with diagrams, of how not to manage a public transit system.
CityLab
April 19, 2018, 8am PDT
The Brutalist design by a famed landscape architect will be preserved, but not without better visibility and improved lighting.
The Architect's Newspaper