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September 12, 2015, 5am PDT
Reyner Banham lost review of the designs of crash-test dummies.
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July 20, 2015, 9am PDT
Insightful designers continue to seek a better future for Los Angeles architecture by way of L.A. urbanism.
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March 13, 2015, 9am PDT
Places Journal has just launched Reading Lists: a new, interactive tool that enables readers to create and share topical lists of articles, books, and other media from diverse sources.
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December 23, 2014, 2pm PST
What can rehousing initiatives teach us about the ongoing struggle for urban resilience?
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October 6, 2014, 10am PDT
Emerging from a half century of dictatorship, can Myanmar's principal city be a model of sustainable, democratic development?
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May 20, 2014, 7am PDT
On Places, Reinhold Martin explores the theme of this year's Venice Architecture Biennale.
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May 11, 2014, 7am PDT
Shannon Mattern argues that as we enter the era of so-called “smart” cities, we need to consider the point of engagement where citizens interface with the city’s operating system.
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April 30, 2014, 8am PDT
The word “ecology” has been co-opted so widely that it has lost real meaning, yet ecological thinking remains a powerful lens for understanding complex adaptive systems. A new book aims for a more rigorous engagement of ecology and design.
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January 23, 2014, 2pm PST
On Places, Simon Sadler explores the magical thinking and many contradictions of the TED Talks.
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November 14, 2013, 6am PST
Shannon Mattern surveys the new wave of urban data science projects and argues that practitioners are trending toward an obsession with data-for-data’s-sake and an idolization of method.
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