History / Preservation

October 18, 2016, 2pm PDT
Struggling with zoning that thwarts the construction of new hamlets, villages, towns, and cities? Susan Henderson has a bit of place type inspiration from across the pond.
PlaceShakers
October 18, 2016, 12pm PDT
The Chinese Society of Cultural Relics and the Architectural Society of China added 98 buildings to the 20th-Century Chinese Architectural Heritage List.
Curbed
October 18, 2016, 10am PDT
Artists and community members seek to preserve the culture and identity of Harlem amid the growing popularity and expense of housing in their community and all over New York.
Next City
October 13, 2016, 1pm PDT
Heretofore preservationists in the City of Brotherly Love have been focused on finding new uses for vacant, historic buildings, but the city's economic resurgence now threatens five, occupied low-rise buildings city's in vibrant Jewelers Row.
The New York Times - Real Estate
October 7, 2016, 11am PDT
These historic sites—be they buildings, districts, or natural landscapes—are closer to destruction than any others in the United States.
Next City
October 6, 2016, 9am PDT
Commentators relentlessly debate whether Donald Trump's support hinges on economics or race. Alexis C. Madrigal discusses how the two are joined at the hip, especially in real estate.
Fusion
Blog post
October 3, 2016, 10am PDT
The great urbanist may have offered a flawed theory of urban origins, but that doesn't mean her idea is completely worthless.
Dean Saitta
September 29, 2016, 2pm PDT
Disaster struck New Jersey Transit commuters at 8:38 AM on Sept. 29 when train #1614 failed to stop at the end ot the track and slammed into the wall, then the ceiling of the historic station, killing at least one person and injuring up to 100.
CNBC
September 27, 2016, 8am PDT
Reviewing Douglas Murphy's book "Last Futures: Nature, Technology and the End of Architecture," Jonathan Meades lays into the new utopianism of contemporary architecture. Silicon Valley gets portrayed as both foolish and hypocritical.
London Review of Books
September 23, 2016, 5am PDT
Tour the history of the world's most famous cities.
Business Insider
Blog post
September 21, 2016, 2pm PDT
A blog post comparing the Athens Charter, written by modernist architects in the 1930s, to traditional urbanism and modern sprawl.
Michael Lewyn
September 21, 2016, 12pm PDT
The historic Grand Central Market has ridden the ups and downs of Downtown Los Angeles better than most retail locations, but can it retain its heart in the face of gentrification.
Los Angeles Magazine
Blog post
September 20, 2016, 7am PDT
Many architects would kill to get a building on Architectural Record's list of 125 Top Buildings. But big cities can learn a few things from the landscapes of small-town America too.
Josh Stephens
September 17, 2016, 7am PDT
The Urbanist is publishing a series of articles focusing on the leadership of women is shaping the past, present, and future of Seattle.
The Urbanist
September 16, 2016, 11am PDT
The reviews are pouring in for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture, set to open on September 24, 2016.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 15, 2016, 11am PDT
A game design competition based on the most famous biography of Robert Moses's life attracted more than 100 submissions from around the world.
DNAInfo
September 14, 2016, 2pm PDT
In 1851 the City of Seattle could have been a vastly different place if alternative development decisions had been made that took the original inhabitants, nature, and topography into consideration.
Crosscut
September 14, 2016, 1pm PDT
With pubs across the country closing at an alarming rate, communities across England are using a recently adopted law to save their local pubs.
The Spectator
September 14, 2016, 7am PDT
Cleveland is a thought leader in bulldozing houses, according to a recent op-ed on Cleveland.com, but it's time to imagine a new paradigm.
Cleveland.com
September 13, 2016, 10am PDT
We often think of plazas as rectangular spaces, but unique geometries can create unexpected delight when a few simple criteria are met.
PlaceShakers