History / Preservation

17 hours ago
"Why does Old City keep burning?" That's the question posed by Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Yesterday
A landmark judgement potentially paves the way for graffiti to be protected under the Visual Artists Rights Act.
Modern Cities
2 days ago
A highly controversial proposal hit the newswire this week, as JP Morgan announced its plans to demolish 270 Park Avenue (formerly known as the Union Carbide tower), designed by architect Natalie Griffin de Blois.
The New York Times
6 days ago
Reeta Herzallah and Hamdi Almasri used a fake garage door to live in an area that required a garage space.
The Guardian
February 17, 2018, 1pm PST
Though cities hope for an economic boost, these photos show it's far from guaranteed.
Business Insider
February 16, 2018, 8am PST
How many now-classic design features are actually tax-avoidance strategies?
99% Invisible
February 8, 2018, 1pm PST
In Oakland, California and Torreon, New Mexico, Julian Brave NoiseCat reports that "[f]or Indigenous people, the crisis of the home is intergenerational."
High Country News
February 8, 2018, 9am PST
Multiple proposals to demolish downtown buildings and put up surface parking lots are meeting resistance.
Detroit Free Press
January 31, 2018, 12pm PST
Poor air quality has decimated the health of residents in this predominantly black community ringed by highways.
Huffington Post
January 31, 2018, 10am PST
The Hope Outdoor Galley, as Graffiti Park is officially known, will relocate to a decidedly less central location.
Community Impact Newspaper
January 30, 2018, 12pm PST
The 99 residents of Isle de Jean Charles have $48 million to relocate together, but that doesn’t make it easy.
CityLab
January 30, 2018, 5am PST
Exploring the surprising origins of the American suburbs.
Building Suburban Power
January 29, 2018, 6am PST
A piecemeal, reactive approach to historic preservation in the capital may burden the future with too many buildings of "middling merit."
Greater Greater Washington
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