Places Journal https://placesjournal.org Public scholarship on architecture, landscape, and urbanism Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:04:22 +0000 en-us hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 When the Ground Gives Way https://placesjournal.org/article/when-the-ground-gives-way-bayou-corne-sinkhole/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:28:36 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=57320 Seven years ago, a Louisiana petrochemical operation overlooked warnings and a 6,000-foot-deep cavern collapsed into a sinkhole at Bayou Corne. New photographs show the aftermath of disaster. Seven years ago, a Louisiana petrochemical operation overlooked warnings and a 6,000-foot-deep cavern collapsed into a sinkhole at Bayou Corne. New photographs show the aftermath of disaster.

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Mementos beneath tree near Bayou Corne

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Through Mountains to the Sea https://placesjournal.org/article/through-mountains-to-the-sea/ Tue, 30 Jul 2019 17:22:56 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=56847 A journey on the A66 road in North West England, from the Lake District made famous by Romantic poets to the iron mines of the Cumbrian coast. A journey on the A66 road in North West England, from the Lake District made famous by Romantic poets to the iron mines of the Cumbrian coast.

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Announcing the Oregon | Places Prize https://placesjournal.org/news/announcing-the-oregon-places-prize/ Thu, 18 Jul 2019 21:01:24 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=news&p=56841 The new award supports ambitious public scholarship on the relationships between power and place. The new award supports ambitious public scholarship on the relationships between power and place.

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View of New York City

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Landscape Will Thank You to Remember That https://placesjournal.org/article/landscape-will-thank-you-to-remember-that/ Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:10:25 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=56654 Public art is a growth sector for architects. But when it comes to objects in landscape, our experience is altered by who builds what and how we know the difference. Public art is a growth sector for architects. But when it comes to objects in landscape, our experience is altered by who builds what and how we know the difference.

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Landscape with Beavers https://placesjournal.org/article/landscape-with-beavers/ Tue, 09 Jul 2019 16:40:53 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=56357 Beavers have gained a reputation as environmental engineers who can restore water systems — and challenge their human neighbors to think differently about land use. Beavers have gained a reputation as environmental engineers who can restore water systems — and challenge their human neighbors to think differently about land use.

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Nicetown https://placesjournal.org/article/nicetown-inequality-in-philadelphia/ Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:11:14 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=55653 For decades a working-class neighborhood in Philadelphia has struggled to repair the damages inflicted by postwar urban renewal projects. For decades a working-class neighborhood in Philadelphia has struggled to repair the damages inflicted by postwar urban renewal projects.

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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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