Places Journal https://placesjournal.org Public scholarship on architecture, landscape, and urbanism Wed, 24 Apr 2019 03:44:14 +0000 en-us hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 Shade https://placesjournal.org/article/shade-an-urban-design-mandate/ Tue, 23 Apr 2019 16:33:33 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=54382 It’s a civic resource, an index of inequality, and a requirement for public health. Shade should be a mandate for urban designers. It’s a civic resource, an index of inequality, and a requirement for public health. Shade should be a mandate for urban designers.

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Design and the Green New Deal https://placesjournal.org/article/design-and-the-green-new-deal/ Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:27:58 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=54209 If landscape architects want to remake the world, we can start by remaking our discipline. If landscape architects want to remake the world, we can start by remaking our discipline.

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An Appalachian Trail https://placesjournal.org/article/an-appalachian-trail-a-project-in-regional-planning/ Thu, 04 Apr 2019 16:33:08 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=53945 In its original concept, the Appalachian Trail was more than a hiking path. It was a wildly ambitious plan to reorganize the economic geography of the eastern United States. In its original concept, the Appalachian Trail was more than a hiking path. It was a wildly ambitious plan to reorganize the economic geography of the eastern United States.

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Much Unseen Is Also Here https://placesjournal.org/article/much-unseen-is-also-here/ Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:14:37 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=53748 A photographer drove 100,000 miles between 2011 and 2017, contributing a post-recession, post-election chapter to the mythic literature of the American road. A photographer drove 100,000 miles between 2011 and 2017, contributing a post-recession, post-election chapter to the mythic literature of the American road.

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Civil rights commemoration march.

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Trumping the Triangle https://placesjournal.org/article/trumping-the-triangle/ Tue, 12 Mar 2019 16:09:00 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=53329 Washington has long struggled to reconcile lofty national ideals with quotidian urban interests. No part of the capital better reveals this tension than the Federal Triangle. Washington has long struggled to reconcile lofty national ideals with quotidian urban interests. No part of the capital better reveals this tension than the Federal Triangle.

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Gordon Matta-Clark and the Politics of Shared Space https://placesjournal.org/article/gordon-matta-clark-spacism/ Tue, 05 Mar 2019 17:26:40 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=53441 An artist in the era of urban renewal thinks through what it might mean to fully collaborate with local communities. An artist in the era of urban renewal thinks through what it might mean to fully collaborate with local communities.

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Yale University Joins Places https://placesjournal.org/news/yale-school-of-architecture-joins-places/ Tue, 26 Feb 2019 21:13:40 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=news&p=53003 Yale School of Architecture has become a member of Places’ international network of academic partners. Yale School of Architecture has become a member of Places’ international network of academic partners.

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Rudolph Hall

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Cisco Trash Map https://placesjournal.org/article/cisco-trash-map/ Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:14:38 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=53149 On railroads, oil rigs, uranium mines, 7-11 pizzas, Thelma and Louise, ruination, salvage, and the limits of the garbage gaze. On railroads, oil rigs, uranium mines, 7-11 pizzas, Thelma and Louise, ruination, salvage, and the limits of the garbage gaze.

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The Domestication of the Garage https://placesjournal.org/article/j-b-jackson-the-domestication-of-the-garage/ Tue, 05 Feb 2019 17:06:33 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=52662 J.B. Jackson’s 1976 essay on the evolution of the American garage displays his rare ability to combine deep erudition with eloquent and plainspoken analysis. J.B. Jackson’s 1976 essay on the evolution of the American garage displays his rare ability to combine deep erudition with eloquent and plainspoken analysis.

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The Land Where Birds Are Grown https://placesjournal.org/article/the-land-where-birds-are-grown/ Tue, 29 Jan 2019 17:39:59 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=52749 A visit to the engineered wetlands of California’s intensively cultivated Central Valley. A visit to the engineered wetlands of California’s intensively cultivated Central Valley.

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Imagining a Past Future https://placesjournal.org/article/imagining-a-past-future/ Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:52:53 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=52440 City planner John B. Williams — and the photographic archive he commissioned — give us the opportunity to complicate received stories of failed urban renewal. City planner John B. Williams — and the photographic archive he commissioned — give us the opportunity to complicate received stories of failed urban renewal.

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Children with architectural model.

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Confucius and Mao at the Mall https://placesjournal.org/article/confucius-and-mao-at-the-mall/ Tue, 15 Jan 2019 20:05:54 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=52142 In China, local and regional governments are spending lavishly to establish a new kind of public space, marked by a fusion of Communist, nationalist, and capitalist symbols. In China, local and regional governments are spending lavishly to establish a new kind of public space, marked by a fusion of Communist, nationalist, and capitalist symbols.

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