History / Preservation

January 24, 2018, 11am PST
Even in liberal states like California, government-sanctioned residential segregation persisted in the 20th century. In a recent talk in L.A., Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law, charged planners with undoing this shameful legacy.
California Planning & Development Report
January 24, 2018, 6am PST
A theater in Chicago will open a new musical about the famous urban planner and architect in June of this year.
Chicago Sun-Times
January 23, 2018, 5am PST
What do you think about the linked visual presentation of the history of urban planning?
Visual Capitalist
January 22, 2018, 2pm PST
A study of a poorer neighborhood in Buenos Aires reveals that a delicate balance of design, public space, planning, and access are keys to success.
Next City
January 15, 2018, 1pm PST
Like many cities before it, Shreveport's downtown is transforming through the renovation of historic buildings.
Shreveport Times
January 13, 2018, 1pm PST
Of the city’s newest, tallest building John King writes, “[it’s] as if the creators were so busy being tasteful they forgot that big buildings can be fun."
San Francisco Chronicle
January 12, 2018, 5am PST
Depending on what's included, the cost to rebuild the ailing 665-mile system could be $111 billion, but the city's future depends on it. A feature-length New York Times Magazine piece looks at its history and suggests ways to finance rebuilding.
The New York Times Magazine
January 11, 2018, 6am PST
Some of the time and money invested in the visually spectacular Moynihan Station should have been spent looking at how well it actually works for commuters, writes Alon Levy.
January 8, 2018, 10am PST
In just his first year, the high-profile and controversial cabinet member “has begun to dismantle former president Barack Obama’s environmental legacy.”
The Washington Post
January 4, 2018, 11am PST
Two new books chronicle the origin of U.S. policy on wildfire, the damage that policy has done, and why it’s unlikely to change any time soon.
The New York Times
Blog post
January 3, 2018, 11am PST
A historic summit with Denver mayors about responsible growth, and a take-to-the-streets protest of gentrification in the city, suggest the need for a better conversation about today’s challenges to urban sustainability.
Dean Saitta
January 2, 2018, 9am PST
In a new book, lawyer Jim Blackburn suggests that engaging private landowners is the only way to manage the coast of his home state.
Offcite via The Urban Edge
January 2, 2018, 6am PST
How can cities balance the benefits of historic preservation with the need for new housing?
January 1, 2018, 7am PST
Following a city council vote, Seattle's moving forward with a $600 million plan to renovate KeyArena in the hopes of attracting hockey and men's basketball.
December 31, 2017, 5am PST
A rezoning expected to go into effect in the neighborhood of Spruce Hill in Philadelphia chooses historic preservation over potential student housing developments.
December 26, 2017, 9am PST
All the planning news that's fit to print.
James Brasuell
December 25, 2017, 5am PST
A victory for local control: Memphis city leaders found a way to rid their city of two racist monuments, over the objection of the State Legislature.
The Commercial Appeal
December 24, 2017, 9am PST
When President Trump signs the tax-cutting bill, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) will have achieved a family dream of opening up the pristine refuge, created 37 years ago, to drilling.
The New Yorker
December 19, 2017, 1pm PST
A $380 million project bridges a freeway and connects the Gateway Arch to downtown St. Louis.
New York Times
December 19, 2017, 5am PST
In the interest of preserving affordable supply, the District can purchase apartment buildings that would otherwise sell to private developers.
Greater Greater Washington