Places Journal https://placesjournal.org Public scholarship on architecture, landscape, and urbanism Mon, 24 Jun 2019 06:30:26 +0000 en-us hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 What’s in the Water https://placesjournal.org/article/whats-in-the-water/ Tue, 18 Jun 2019 16:45:08 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=55799 Reflections on growing up in Crofton, Maryland — site of the Frankenfish Incident of 2002. Reflections on growing up in Crofton, Maryland — site of the Frankenfish Incident of 2002.

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The Accidental Planners https://placesjournal.org/article/the-accidental-planners/ Tue, 11 Jun 2019 19:05:01 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=55623 The Berlin activists who staged a protest at a vacant government building didn’t imagine they’d end up leading a €140 million redevelopment project. The Berlin activists who staged a protest at a vacant government building didn’t imagine they’d end up leading a €140 million redevelopment project.

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Places Author Event at StoreFrontLab https://placesjournal.org/news/places-author-event-at-storefrontlab/ Fri, 07 Jun 2019 22:07:54 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=news&p=55696 On Friday 31 May, three Places authors joined board members and local friends of the journal to discuss their recent and upcoming articles on Oakland. On Friday 31 May, three Places authors joined board members and local friends of the journal to discuss their recent and upcoming articles on Oakland.

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Wearing the Lead Glasses https://placesjournal.org/article/wearing-the-lead-glasses/ Tue, 28 May 2019 17:15:48 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=55237 A writer tracks the longest epidemic in American history — from his own family, to the origins of the gas industry, to the Flint water crisis and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. A writer tracks the longest epidemic in American history — from his own family, to the origins of the gas industry, to the Flint water crisis and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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Privatizing the Public City https://placesjournal.org/article/privatizing-the-public-city/ Tue, 21 May 2019 18:45:03 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=54757 A walk across downtown Oakland reveals the city’s lopsided boom. A walk across downtown Oakland reveals the city’s lopsided boom.

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Writing the City https://placesjournal.org/news/writing-the-city-a-new-collaboration-between-columbia-journalism-school-and-places-journal/ Sat, 18 May 2019 15:37:41 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=news&p=55177 A new collaboration between Columbia Journalism School and Places. A new collaboration between Columbia Journalism School and Places.

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Call for Articles: Usable Pasts https://placesjournal.org/news/call-for-articles-usable-pasts/ Thu, 16 May 2019 16:54:32 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=news&p=55125 Places Journal is seeking articles that tell relevant histories of the built and natural environment and argue for their meaning and value as usable pasts. Places Journal is seeking articles that tell relevant histories of the built and natural environment and argue for their meaning and value as usable pasts.

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"Free as air and water" https://placesjournal.org/article/cooper-union-free-as-air-and-water/ Tue, 07 May 2019 17:50:53 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=54661 Cooper Union was long unique among U.S. design schools in offering an education that was not only first-rate but tuition-free. It’s fighting hard to remain true to its egalitarian mission. Cooper Union was long unique among U.S. design schools in offering an education that was not only first-rate but tuition-free. It’s fighting hard to remain true to its egalitarian mission.

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Remembering Emmett Till https://placesjournal.org/article/remembering-emmett-till/ Tue, 30 Apr 2019 16:56:40 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=54710 The ruins of a grocery store and the nostalgic restoration of a gas station reveal the enduring racism beneath the surface of historical markers. The ruins of a grocery store and the nostalgic restoration of a gas station reveal the enduring racism beneath the surface of historical markers.

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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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