Places Wire https://placesjournal.org/places-wire News and commentary from around the web, selected by Places editors. Mon, 24 Jun 2019 06:34:00 +0000 en-us hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 When will the Mississippi River come for New Orleans? Fri, 21 Jun 2019 22:54:04 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55983 The river is considered to be at “high water” when it runs through the city at more than 8 feet above sea level. This season, the river rose in November and hasn’t come down.

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When will the Mississippi River come for New Orleans?
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How Graffiti Became Gentrified Fri, 21 Jun 2019 22:50:55 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55980 By helping to catalyze one of the city’s fastest growing neighborhoods, it turns out that graffiti can ruin a neighborhood — just not the way that New York City expected.

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How Graffiti Became Gentrified
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LA+ Design Fri, 21 Jun 2019 22:28:02 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55977 The latest issue of LA+ explore the myths, methods, meanings, and futures of design, and includes essays by Places authors Lizzie Yarina and Thomas Oles.

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LA+ Design
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The Story of Horace King Fri, 21 Jun 2019 22:19:19 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55974 King, born into slavery on a South Carolina plantation, rose to become a prolific architect, real estate developer, and Alabama state legislator.

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The Story of Horace King
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The Case to Repair Fri, 21 Jun 2019 22:05:22 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55971 The “Right to Repair” movement rejects the primacy of disposable culture and proprietary technology, and new legislation could help. (Also see “Maintenance and Care,” in Places.)

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The Case to Repair
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Keller Easterling Awarded 2019 United States Artists Fellowship Fri, 21 Jun 2019 21:51:32 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55968 The Yale professor and Places author was one of 45 recipients of the annual award recognizing the most compelling artists working and living in the United States.

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Keller Easterling Awarded 2019 United States Artists Fellowship
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Questioning an American Ideal Fri, 21 Jun 2019 21:41:37 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55964 The dream of a house with a yard on every lot means that townhomes, duplexes, and apartments are effectively banned in many neighborhoods.

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Questioning an American Ideal
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Review: Radical Suburbs by Amanda Kolson Hurley Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:58:54 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55923 When a book about suburbia contains a chapter called “The Anarchists Who Took the Commuter Train,” you know it is going to be an interesting read, writes Dan Wood. (Read more in Hurley’s article, “Housing Is Everybody’s Problem,” in Places.)

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Review: Radical Suburbs by Amanda Kolson Hurley
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Podcast: Utopia in our Backyard Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:43:14 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55918 The latest episode of Nice Try! looks at the stories of Levittown and Concord Park, and features Places author Amanda Kolson Hurley. (For more, read her article on Concord Park and its visionary developer, Morris Milgram.)

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Podcast: Utopia in our Backyard
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Talk 6/20: Despina Stratigakos, The Führer and the Decorator Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:38:09 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55916 The Places columnist will discuss her research on the aesthetic and ideological construction of Hitler’s domesticity at the Graham Foundation in Chicago. (Also see her article, “Hitler at Home.”)

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Talk 6/20: Despina Stratigakos, The Führer and the Decorator
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Oregon Celebrates Faculty Promotions Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:28:55 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55914 Twelve College of Design faculty members were recognized with promotion or tenure this year and honored at a reception hosted by provost Jayanth Banavar.

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Oregon Celebrates Faculty Promotions
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2019 Graham Grantees Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:26:23 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55911 Faculty and alumni from Places partner schools, including USC and Pratt Institute, were among the 64 projects that received support in this year’s awards.

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2019 Graham Grantees
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Architectural League 138th Annual Meeting Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:52:24 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55908 USC Architecture dean and Places board member Milton S. F. Curry will deliver this year’s meeting address on “Architecture and the Egalitarian Turn” on June 24.

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Architectural League 138th Annual Meeting
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Addressing Decline in Mobile, Alabama Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:46:46 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55905 A small team are tackling the legal and political structures behind the unregulated real estate and centuries of inequality that have contributed to blight in the city.

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Addressing Decline in Mobile, Alabama
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Paralysis on America’s Rivers Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:14:43 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55902 The devastating flooding that has submerged large parts of the Midwest and South this spring has also brought barge traffic on many of the regions’ rivers to a near standstill.

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Paralysis on America’s Rivers
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2019 Cooper Hewitt Design Awards Winners Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:03:00 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55899 Places partners and friends, including MIT, IwamotoScott Architecture, SCAPE Landscape Architecture, Thomas Phifer, and University of Oregon’s Tinker Hatfield are among this year’s winners.

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2019 Cooper Hewitt Design Awards Winners
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Design With Nature Now, 50 Years On Mon, 10 Jun 2019 21:38:00 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55737 More manifesto than scholarly text, McHarg’s now-canonical book remains one of the best-selling books ever written by a designer.

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Design With Nature Now, 50 Years On
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Screening and Panel Discussion 6/11: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth Mon, 10 Jun 2019 21:20:39 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55735 Respondents to the film, which tells the story of postwar housing in American cities through the lens of the St. Louis development, include Sam Fox School’s Bob Hansman and Wei Liu.

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Screening and Panel Discussion 6/11: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth
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High Fares Limit Low-Income Households’ Mobility Mon, 10 Jun 2019 21:15:31 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55732 New research from MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning has sparked advocates and some elected officials in Massachusetts to call for a statewide low-income fare program.

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High Fares Limit Low-Income Households’ Mobility
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The New Housing Politics: Three Perspectives Mon, 10 Jun 2019 21:09:29 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55725 A new series of articles delves into the movements driving social justice in housing around the country, including opposition to the financialization of housing and support for rent control.

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The New Housing Politics: Three Perspectives
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Housing, Technology, and Inequality Mon, 10 Jun 2019 21:04:04 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55717 Without attention to social justice, the technologies that are disrupting how we buy, sell, and rent property stand to reinforce the biases that have long generated discrimination and exclusion.

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Housing, Technology, and Inequality
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Podcast: Arkansas’s Most Important Architect Fri, 07 Jun 2019 20:04:25 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55683 The latest episode of “Short Talks from the Hill” explores the enduring architecture of Fay Jones.

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Podcast: Arkansas’s Most Important Architect
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Tech is Driving a New Boom in Co-Housing in the West Fri, 07 Jun 2019 20:00:48 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55680 An 800-unit, 18-story communal living facility slated for San Jose is the latest — and the largest — attempt to reimagine the housing model for cities strained by the sector’s growing workforce.

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Tech is Driving a New Boom in Co-Housing in the West
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Podcast: The History of the Automat Fri, 07 Jun 2019 19:46:09 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55676 The automated restaurants pioneered in New York and Philadelphia by Horn & Hardart were once one of the largest restaurant chains in the world.

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Podcast: The History of the Automat
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Harriet Harriss Named Dean of Architecture at Pratt Fri, 07 Jun 2019 19:36:53 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55673 Harriss specializes in design pedagogy and will join Pratt from the Royal College of Art in London, where she leads the postgraduate research program in Architecture and Interior Design.

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Harriet Harriss Named Dean of Architecture at Pratt
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Dumbarton Oaks Research Scholarship for Arkansas’s Carl Smith Fri, 07 Jun 2019 19:32:36 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55670 Smith will be researching the Contemporary Landscape Design Collection, which focuses on the process of contemporary designers including Richard Haag and Michael Van Valkenburgh.

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Dumbarton Oaks Research Scholarship for Arkansas’s Carl Smith
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Saving Historic Dance Halls in Texas Fri, 07 Jun 2019 19:28:34 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55657 Around the state, enthusiasts are working to preserve the venues that were once at the center of the Czech, Polish, Swiss, and Mexican immigrant communities that built them.

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Saving Historic Dance Halls in Texas
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Aarhus Launches “Photo of the Year” International Student Competition Thu, 06 Jun 2019 22:11:47 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55650 The new competition challenges students to think about how we see and work in design. The inaugural theme is “Architecture and People,” and entries will be accepted until September 1.

 

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Podcast: Utopian Communities Thu, 06 Jun 2019 00:06:27 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55605 Nice Try! explores instances where design has attempted to perfect reality in intentional communities, beginning with the seventeenth-century English settlement at Jamestown.

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Podcast: Utopian Communities
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Green Infrastructure is Finding Support in Texas Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:42:01 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=55595 As greater Houston seeks protection from the next Hurricane Harvey, using natural features like prairies and sand dunes to control water is gaining traction.

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Green Infrastructure is Finding Support in Texas
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