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Places Journal Launches New Tool for Public Scholarship
Places Journal has always targeted an interdisciplinary readership—scholars, students, and practitioners in diverse fields from architecture to landscape ecology to urban geography. The journal has just announced the release of a new tool—Reading Lists—that promises to strengthen ties between the design disciplines and related fields. As part of its commitment to public scholarship and innovative practice, Places is encouraging readers to share topical lists of articles and books in their areas of interest and expertise.
With the new tool, users will be able to share a syllabus with colleagues, students, and friends; to build an annotated bibliography; and to bookmark Places articles for future reading. Lists can be cross-referenced by subject and shared privately or publicly. Places is launching the new channel with a collection of Featured Lists that includes Nate Berg on the aesthetic design of freeways; Kristi Cheramie on geoengineering by the U.S. Army Corps; Brian Davis on Latin American urbanisms; Nina-Marie Lister on critical ecologies; Shannon Mattern on reading in public; Amy Murphy on women, space, and cinema; Enrique Ramirez on Texan film and culture; Frederick Steiner on environmental literature; Dorothy Tang on the new landscapes of China; and researchers at Columbia University’s Buell Center on architecture, housing, and real estate.