About Places Journal

Places is a leading journal of contemporary architecture, landscape, and urbanism. We publish essays, criticism, photography, and narrative journalism, as well as peer-reviewed scholarship that deserves a wide audience.

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Our mission is to harness the moral and investigative power of public scholarship to promote equitable cities and sustainable landscapes. We publish designers, artists, and thinkers who are responding to the profound ecological and social challenges of our time. Cities that are growing and cities that are shrinking, environmental health and social equity, climate change, resource scarcity, technological innovation — all demand that we rethink how we plan, design, construct, and maintain the built environment. These challenges also demand that serious design journalism and scholarship move from the margins to the center of the larger cultural discussion.

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Places Journal is a 501(c)3 organization, supported by the generosity of an international network of academic partners as well as organizational funders and individual donors. Their support ensures that Places will remain editorially independent and our articles freely accessible.

Prior to moving online in 2009, Places was a print journal founded in 1983 by faculty at MIT and Berkeley. The entire print archive is available in PDF format.

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Board of Directors

Executive Committee

  • Harrison S. Fraker, University of California, Berkeley
  • Garth Rockcastle, University of Maryland, Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle
  • Adam Yarinsky, Architecture Research Office
  • Craig Barton, Arizona State University
  • John Bass, University of British Columbia
  • Nathaniel Q. Belcher, Pennsylvania State University
  • Trine Berthold, Aarhus School of Architecture
  • Todd W. Bressi, Urban Design • Place Planning • Public Art, Philadelphia
  • Margaret Crawford, University of California, Berkeley
  • Ron Dembo, Zerofootprint
  • Dieter DietzÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Vittoria Di Palma, University of Southern California
  • Martin Felsen, Illinois Institute of Technology, UrbanLab
  • Steven P. French, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Jim Friedman, Treasurer, Ryan Associates
  • Ming Fung, SCI-Arc
  • Deborah Gans, Pratt Institute
  • Jeff Hou, University of Washington
  • Judith Kinnard, Tulane University
  • Jonna Majgaard Krarup, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
  • Sacha Menz, ETH Zürich
  • Elizabeth Meyer, University of Virginia
  • Norman Millar, Woodbury University
  • Monica Ponce de Leon, University of Michigan
  • Adèle Naudé Santos, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Peter Siöström, Lund University
  • Richard Sommer, University of Toronto
  • Frederick R. Steiner, University of Texas
  • Ralph Stern, University of Manitoba
  • Marilyn Jordan Taylor, University of Pennsylvania, SOM
  • Lawrence J. Vale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Christopher John Webster, Hong Kong University
  • Thomas Wright, Regional Plan Association

Honorary

  • Nancy LevinsonEditor and Executive Director, Places
  • Donlyn LyndonUniversity of California, Berkeley, Editor Emeritus, Places
  • Thomas F. SchuttePratt Institute

Academic Partners

  • Aarhus School of Architecture
  • Arizona State University
  • Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • ETH Zürich
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Lund University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Pratt Institute
  • Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
  • SCI-Arc
  • Tulane University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Hong Kong
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • Woodbury University