Places Wire https://placesjournal.org/places-wire News and commentary from around the web, selected by Places editors. Sat, 19 Oct 2019 11:46:09 +0000 en-us hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.3 2019 Conscious Cities Festival Thu, 10 Oct 2019 17:26:57 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58832 Pratt Architecture dean Harriet Harriss will be among the speakers at the event, which explores how science-informed design can create inclusive cities, on October 15-18 in New York City.

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2019 Conscious Cities Festival
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Gish Prize Awarded to Walter Hood Thu, 10 Oct 2019 17:22:44 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58829 Designer, artist, and UC Berkeley faculty member is the 26th edition of the honor, which recognizes artists that have contributed to social change.

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Gish Prize Awarded to Walter Hood
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The Trump Revolution on America’s Public Lands Wed, 09 Oct 2019 21:58:18 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58778 The administration is systematically opening protected spaces for development, from the Boundary Waters of Minnesota, to the red rock country of Utah, to the nation’s largest national forest in Alaska.

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The Trump Revolution on America’s Public Lands
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Architecture Gets Political Wed, 09 Oct 2019 21:54:49 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58775 At the Chicago Architecture Biennial, participants are focused less on physical buildings than on laying the foundations of an overtly political approach to design.

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Architecture Gets Political
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Climate Change, Migration, and Militarization in Arizona’s Borderlands Wed, 09 Oct 2019 21:52:23 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58772 Right now, on protected lands in Arizona, construction crews are pumping water from the desert to build the president’s border wall.

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Climate Change, Migration, and Militarization in Arizona’s Borderlands
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San Francisco’s latest building boom is happening on a nearly-Superfund site Wed, 09 Oct 2019 21:47:55 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58767 The former naval base of Treasure Island is bring transformed into a $6 billion development of condos and shops.

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San Francisco’s latest building boom is happening on a nearly-Superfund site
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MacArthur Fellows 2019 Wed, 09 Oct 2019 21:40:45 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58762 Landscape and public artist Walter Hood, a Places author and faculty member at partner school UC Berkeley, was among this year’s recipients.

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MacArthur Fellows 2019
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Archinect Studio Prize Winners 2019 Wed, 09 Oct 2019 21:36:32 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58757 This year’s prize recognized projects at Thomas Jefferson University, Kansas and NC State universities, the universities of Maryland and Minnesota, NJIT, and Places partner school UVA.

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Archinect Studio Prize Winners 2019
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Kenneth Frampton to Receive 2019 Soane Medal Mon, 30 Sep 2019 18:40:33 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58474 The renowned British architect, critic, historian and professor of architecture at Columbia University will receive the honor on November 11.

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Kenneth Frampton to Receive 2019 Soane Medal
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Billy Fleming at the Festival of Architecture Mon, 30 Sep 2019 18:38:32 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58381 The McHarg Center director and Places author will give the Ian Athfield Memorial Lecture series on 23 September in Auckland, 25 September in Wellington and 26 September in Christchurch.

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Billy Fleming at the Festival of Architecture
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A Fight for Our Lives Tue, 24 Sep 2019 18:49:33 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58378 In transforming the infrastructure of our societies at the speed and scale that scientists have called for, humanity has a once-in-a-century chance to fix an economic model that is failing the majority of people.

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A Fight for Our Lives
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U of A CDC Project Shortlisted for 2019 World Architecture Festival Tue, 24 Sep 2019 18:44:21 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58375 The Wahiawa Value-Added Product Development Center in Wahiawa, Hawaii, is one of 16 projects listed for consideration in the Future Projects-Education category.

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U of A CDC Project Shortlisted for 2019 World Architecture Festival
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Urban Greening in Sydney Tue, 24 Sep 2019 18:38:20 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58372 A new study explores the economic and environmental benefits of preserving and even increasing the city’s tree canopy.

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Urban Greening in Sydney
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2019-20 Tecnoglass Lecture Series Tue, 24 Sep 2019 18:31:54 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58369 This year’s program at the University of Miami includes lectures by Hilary Sample, Rozana Montiel, Ling Hao, and many more.

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2019-20 Tecnoglass Lecture Series
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Exploring Brooklyn’s “unknown, overlooked” corners Tue, 24 Sep 2019 18:23:39 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58366 Thomas Campanella’s new book explores the history of what he calls the “deep south” of the borough. (Also see “Jane Jacobs and the Death and Life of American Planning,” in Places.)

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Exploring Brooklyn’s “unknown, overlooked” corners
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Barry Bergdoll and Deborah Berke Join Pritzker Prize Jury Mon, 23 Sep 2019 23:31:27 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58333 The Places author and board member will join chair Stephen Breyer as well as André Corrêa do Lago, Kazuyo Sejima, Benedetta Tagliabue, and Wang Shu as jurors for the prestigious prize.

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Barry Bergdoll and Deborah Berke Join Pritzker Prize Jury
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Photos: This is the New York City Block Party Mon, 23 Sep 2019 20:48:04 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58327 According to data from the city, 1,311 permitted block parties took place this year between June 1 and September 1, with 721 in Brooklyn alone.

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Photos: This is the New York City Block Party
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2019/2020 Lectures at Daniels Mon, 23 Sep 2019 20:30:58 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58323 The “Hindsight 20/20” program will explore how architecture, landscape architecture, art, urban design, and forestry have changed since the turn of the millennium.

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2019/2020 Lectures at Daniels
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Interview: Toronto’s Fadi Masoud on Designing for Climate Change Mon, 23 Sep 2019 20:26:49 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58320 The Daniels assistant professor talked to Radio Canada International about how better urban design may help mitigate future natural disasters.

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Interview: Toronto’s Fadi Masoud on Designing for Climate Change
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Architecture Can’t Ensure Kids’ Safety Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:08:28 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58256 The level of care that has gone into the defensive design measures at Fruitport High School in Michigan is impressive, but it points to broader issues left unaddressed, argues Blair Kamin.

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Architecture Can’t Ensure Kids’ Safety
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New Exhibition on L.A.’s Architecture Schools Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:00:28 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58253 The A+D Museum show surveys the architectural thinking taking place at Places’ partner schools SCI-Arc and USC plus Cal Poly LA Metro and UCLA Architecture and Urban Design.

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New Exhibition on L.A.’s Architecture Schools
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Architectural Record’s Women in Architecture 2019 Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:53:02 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58250 Toshiko Mori, Sharon Johnston, Claire Weisz, Dana Cuff, and Mabel O. Wilson received this year’s honors.

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Architectural Record’s Women in Architecture 2019
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MIT’s Hashim Sarkis on Biennale 2020 Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:32:38 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58247 In the context of widening political divides and growing economic inequalities, he curator of next year’s event is calling on architects to imagine spaces in which people can live together.

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MIT’s Hashim Sarkis on Biennale 2020
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Hilary Sample Named IDC Foundation Professor of Housing Design Tue, 10 Sep 2019 20:05:39 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58169 The principal of MOS Architects has been appointed as the inaugural holder of the new professorship.

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Hilary Sample Named IDC Foundation Professor of Housing Design
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Historic Gift for Columbia GSAPP Tue, 10 Sep 2019 20:00:36 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58166 The major donation from the IDC Foundation will help to launch the Housing Lab, an interdisciplinary research initiative, and fund a new endowed professorship of housing design.

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Historic Gift for Columbia GSAPP
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On Designing the Earth Tue, 10 Sep 2019 19:56:52 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58163 We are now so deeply implicated in the workings of the Earth system that we really have no choice but to try and design it, argues Richard Weller.

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On Designing the Earth
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The Public Health Benefits of Barcelona’s Car Ban Tue, 10 Sep 2019 19:48:59 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58157 A new study estimates that the citywide plan to limit cars and capture nearly 70 percent of street space for bikes and pedestrians could save 667 lives per year.

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The Public Health Benefits of Barcelona’s Car Ban
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An Illustrated Guide to Victor Hugo’s Guernsey Tue, 10 Sep 2019 19:46:53 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58154 The French author lived on the channel island fourteen years as a political exile, where his interior design became known as another of his masterpieces.

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An Illustrated Guide to Victor Hugo’s Guernsey
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The Human Cost of Fast Delivery Mon, 09 Sep 2019 20:21:35 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58137 A new investigation found that Amazon escapes responsibility for its role in traffic accidents even though the company keeps a tight grip on how third-party delivery drivers do their jobs.

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The Human Cost of Fast Delivery
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On Burning Man as a Model for Urban Planning Mon, 09 Sep 2019 18:55:14 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=58134 Paul Romer, the recipient of the 2018 Nobel prize for economics, argues that the coming century will need more “Burning Man urbanization.” (Also see “Burning Man and the Metropolis,” in Places.)

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On Burning Man as a Model for Urban Planning
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