Places Wire https://placesjournal.org/places-wire News and commentary from around the web, selected by Places editors. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:36:17 +0000 en-us hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 Seven Lessons for Philly on Affordable Housing Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:36:17 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42405 As the city considers whether to enact an inclusionary housing ordinance, PennDesign’s John Landis and Vincent Reina examine the successes of others that have already done so.

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Seven Lessons for Philly on Affordable Housing
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The Future of Phoenix Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:56:59 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42414 To adapt to rising temperatures, the sprawling desert city requires a different approach to sustainable urbanism.

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The Future of Phoenix
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A Drone’s-Eye View of New York City Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:51:47 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42411 These aerial photographs present a different perspective on some the most familiar landmarks around the city.

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A Drone’s-Eye View of New York City
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The Costs of Breaking Flood-Mitigation Rules Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:46:12 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42408 The failure to curb building in restricted flood-zone areas is straining the already-broke federal flood insurance program.

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The Costs of Breaking Flood-Mitigation Rules
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Mapping Scotland’s New Nature Writing Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:21:49 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42402 Amy Liptrot and Victoria Whitworth are among the new voices in the emotionally and environmentally engaged wave of nature writing now emerging from the country’s landscape.

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Mapping Scotland’s New Nature Writing
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Lessons on How Not to Write About Nazis Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:11:44 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42399 The soft-focus profiles of Adolf Hitler published in the 1930s left violence and other ugly realities out of the picture. (Also see “Hitler at Home,” in Places.)

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Lessons on How Not to Write About Nazis
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Job: Assistant Professor of Sustainable Built Environments Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:32:45 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42394 Applications are now being accepted for the joint appointment in the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design and the School of the Environment.

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Job: Assistant Professor of Sustainable Built Environments
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Sam Fox School 2018 Awards for Distinction Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:39:37 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42381 Alumni Jared Della Valle, Myra Greene, Michelle Komie and Mike Konzen are among those recognized for professional achievement in the fields of art and architecture this year.

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Sam Fox School 2018 Awards for Distinction
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The New Geopolitics Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:32:31 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42378 We have entered a new phase in international affairs, leaving behind us the brief moment characterized by untrammeled American dominance.

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The New Geopolitics
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Review: Greater Gotham 1898-1919 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:22:44 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42371 The second volume of Mike Wallace’s History of New York City is a thorough and thoughtful guide to its emergence as the Empire City.

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Review: Greater Gotham 1898-1919
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How Redlining Segregated Philadelphia Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:11:39 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42368 Deep disparities linger decades after civil rights laws overruled the racist policies that starved non-white neighborhoods of investment in the city.

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How Redlining Segregated Philadelphia
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2017 in Landscape Architecture Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:07:01 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42365 It has been a year of triumph and trials for the profession, from Kate Orff’s MacArthur grant to the growing threats to open space to the demands of responding to climate change.

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2017 in Landscape Architecture
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Review: Third Coast Atlas Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:58:07 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42361 This expansive essay collection aims to define the Great Lakes region and re-evaluate it as a place with a story to tell beyond its constituent cities.

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Review: Third Coast Atlas
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In Search of Absences Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:44:38 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42353 Dead ends and unexplained gaps on the map are clues to the past in West London, often hidden in plain sight.

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In Search of Absences
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Rem Koolhaas: The Future Is in the Countryside Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:38:12 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42350 If you look carefully, the countryside is changing much more rapidly and radically than the city, argues the OMA co-founder.

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Rem Koolhaas: The Future Is in the Countryside
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AIA|LA Awards for Woodbury Students Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:30:39 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42347 William Ellsworth, Michael Chin and Dylan Bachar were recognized in the 2×8 competition for next generation architects.

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AIA|LA Awards for Woodbury Students
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The Battle Over Costco in Fremont, Nebraska Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:22:49 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42344 The plant would transform the town’s economic fortunes, but also bring hundreds of immigrants to the only place in America that passed a law to keep them out.

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The Battle Over Costco in Fremont, Nebraska
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Predicting Neighborhood Demographics with Google Street View Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:10:21 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42341 Researchers at Stanford analyzed types of parked cars to gauge income levels, racial makeup, and voting patterns. (Also see “People-Mapping Through Google Street View,” in Places.)

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Predicting Neighborhood Demographics with Google Street View
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The End of the American Boomtown Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:00:56 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42338 The places with the most opportunity used to attract the most new residents in a cycle of fast-growing cities and rising prosperity. But no more.

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The End of the American Boomtown
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Fighting the War on Public Lands Thu, 07 Dec 2017 23:46:43 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42320 Trump may find a way to erase the boundaries established by his predecessors, but he can’t erase the constituencies they inspired. (Also see “The Battle for Yosemite, Then and Now,” in Places.)

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Fighting the War on Public Lands
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World Architecture Festival Honor for CUHK Team Thu, 07 Dec 2017 23:40:43 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42317 The One University One Village (1U1V) team at CUHK received the World Building of the Year award for their anti-seismic rammed-earth house.

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World Architecture Festival Honor for CUHK Team
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CUHK Student Wins A&D Trophy Award Thu, 07 Dec 2017 23:34:48 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42314 Ethan Chiang was honored with the Best Overall Prize in the Student Category for Architecture  for “Endless Bounds,” a design for a rowing centre in Batu Dam, Kuala Lumpur.

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CUHK Student Wins A&D Trophy Award
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Interview: Francis Kéré on Grassroots Architecture Thu, 07 Dec 2017 23:28:27 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42311 The Burkina Faso-born architect argues that design with a social conscience can produce more “coherent and peaceful cities.”

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Interview: Francis Kéré on Grassroots Architecture
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The Sinking of California Thu, 07 Dec 2017 23:18:36 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42308 During the latest drought, hydrologists recorded subsidence of roughly a foot or more a year in the San Joaquin Valley.

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The Sinking of California
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Coming Around to Frank Lloyd Wright Thu, 07 Dec 2017 21:50:59 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42296 The architect’s 150th birthday celebrations have revealed a more complicated figure — and one more relevant to contemporary debates in the profession.

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Coming Around to Frank Lloyd Wright
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The Year in Weather Thu, 07 Dec 2017 21:46:03 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42274 Imagine a world more attuned to media in the original sense — to the surrounding atmospheres of air, water, earth, and fire — where environmental adaptation is possible.

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The Year in Weather
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The Environmental Scandal in Scott Pruitt’s Backyard Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:34:39 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42268 Tar Creek, Oklahoma was once the world’s deepest source of lead and zinc. Now, the poisoned, cratered landscape of the three-town region is all but uninhabitable.

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The Environmental Scandal in Scott Pruitt’s Backyard
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The Environmental Case Against Bitcoin Wed, 06 Dec 2017 21:13:13 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42234 One transaction can use as much energy as an entire household does in a week, and there are about 300,000 transactions every day.

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The Environmental Case Against Bitcoin
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Miami Rising Wed, 06 Dec 2017 21:06:53 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42231 U-SoA’s Victor Deupi and Eric Firley discuss sea level rise and how historical perspectives can help to develop strategies for Miami’s future.

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Miami Rising
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Quick Sand, Dirty Money Wed, 06 Dec 2017 20:54:36 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=42228 In South Africa, sand, gravel, and other aggregates are increasingly mined illegally, with dire social and environmental consequences.

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Quick Sand, Dirty Money
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