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History / Preservation

3 days ago
The 72,000-acre West Virginia gem joins an illustrious list as the 63rd U.S. national park.
The New York Times
4 days ago
The Arctic blast that shut down power to millions of Texas households last week has brought renewed attention to the isolated Texas power grid that prevented the operator from importing out-of-state electricity.
Austin American-Statesman
6 days ago
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the nonprofit, independent power grid operator for 90 percent of the nation's second-largest state, has become the convenient fall guy for the epic power failure caused by an extreme weather event.
Austin American-Statesman
February 14, 2021, 9am PST
The push for historic preservation districts often amounts to exclusionary zoning that exacerbates the housing affordability crisis.
The Urbanist
February 3, 2021, 6am PST
Overlay districts provide a tool for guiding the future of development and environmental controls at the neighborhood level.
WHYY
February 2, 2021, 7am PST
The history of planning is dominated by a few iconic figures—all white.
Planning Magazine
January 31, 2021, 5am PST
With coronavirus Infections decreasing and vaccinations increasing throughout the nation, health and science reporters are writing about what the end of the pandemic may look like—from a disease perspective.
National Geographic
January 21, 2021, 12pm PST
Abolition—as a mode of mobilization and social change directed at the criminal legal system and elsewhere—remains widely misunderstood.
Shelterforce Magazine
January 21, 2021, 6am PST
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo approved a new plan to revitalize the Champs Élysées ahead of the 2024 Summer Olympics.
The Guardian
January 15, 2021, 7am PST
If those in health care seek to develop new ways to help patients stay in their homes, they must also find ways to temper how they affect communities in which they reside.
Shelterforce Magazine
January 10, 2021, 11am PST
Limiting development has been a powerful tool for anti-gentrification activists, but have these policies had counter-productive effects?
The Atlantic
January 4, 2021, 5am PST
The spacious, glass-ceilinged hall brings much-needed breathing room to the nation's busiest train station.
Curbed
December 30, 2020, 6am PST
Christian Street, known at the beginning of the 20th century as the Black "Doctor's Row" should have been on the Historic Register years ago, according to this article.
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 28, 2020, 8am PST
The Oakland Alameda Access Project, in the works since 1997, is meant to relieve traffic congestion and improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists in Oakland's Chinatown neighborhood.
Mercury News
December 27, 2020, 11am PST
The network of historic sites honors important events in the nation's history but overlooks places related to women and minorities.
Los Angeles Times
December 23, 2020, 10am PST
The civil rights debates of the 1960s and 1970s influence city planning in Alexandria, Virginia to this day.
ALX Now
December 22, 2020, 9am PST
America's historic Black cemeteries, which have long fallen victim to displacement, relocation, and outright destruction, could have a new ally in the fight for preservation and recognition.
Time Magazine
Blog post
December 22, 2020, 5am PST
Sustaining culture and character is more than a black or white proposition. It requires a careful blend that depends on local circumstances, meticulous research, and self-knowledge.
Charles R. Wolfe
December 14, 2020, 10am PST
A community land trust in San Francisco is buying up properties with the goal of preserving affordable spaces for arts and culture.
NextCity
Blog post
December 9, 2020, 12pm PST
What can America's first great immigrant city tell us about placemaking in support of social and spatial belonging?
Dean Saitta