Places Wire https://placesjournal.org/places-wire News and commentary from around the web, selected by Places editors. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:04:22 +0000 en-us hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 Interview: Vishaan Chakrabarti Mon, 19 Aug 2019 22:32:52 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57408 The incoming architecture dean at UC Berkeley talks about his goals for the school, his immigrant roots, and how we can design cities that bring people together.

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Interview: Vishaan Chakrabarti
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2019 Liverpool Festival of Maintenance Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:55:13 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57356 Places columnist Shannon Mattern is among the speakers at this year’s festival, which takes place on September 28.

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2019 Liverpool Festival of Maintenance
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The Sinister Brutality of Shipping Container Architecture Sun, 18 Aug 2019 16:29:30 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57349 It’s become a mark of hipster modernity everywhere from Amsterdam to Beijing. It’s also utterly ill-suited for human life.

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The Sinister Brutality of Shipping Container Architecture
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Starting the Day at Night in Phoenix Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:56:54 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57335 Rising temperatures means that work is increasingly extending later or even beginning at sunset, but the night is not the respite from the heat that it once was. (Also see “Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World’s Least Sustainable City,” in Places.)

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Starting the Day at Night in Phoenix
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The Future of Recycling Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:34:39 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57330 Now that China is turning away the world’s recyclable waste, Australia wants to ban export of the materials and increase domestic processing.

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The Future of Recycling
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TCLF Launches International Landscape Architecture Prize Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:27:04 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57326 The biennial award will recognize leaders in landscape architecture with $100,000 and two years of public engagement events to raise the visibility of the recipient and the discipline.

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TCLF Launches International Landscape Architecture Prize
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Podcast: Designing Safer Schools Thu, 15 Aug 2019 23:06:44 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57308 Guest host Henry Grabar and architectural designer Jenine Kotob discuss how architects might respond to an era of active shooter drills and bulletproof backpacks.

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Podcast: Designing Safer Schools
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Elizabeth Meyer Awarded Vincent Scully Prize Thu, 15 Aug 2019 22:56:42 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57305 The Merrill D. Peterson Professor of Landscape Architecture will be the nineteenth laureate of the National Building Museum award.

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Elizabeth Meyer Awarded Vincent Scully Prize
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ASID National Award for UTSOA Faculty Thu, 15 Aug 2019 22:49:07 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57302 Associate professor Tamie Glass recently received a 2019 Educator Medalist Award for service to ASID and significant contributions to the interior design profession.

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ASID National Award for UTSOA Faculty
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ASID National Award for UTSOA Alumni Thu, 15 Aug 2019 22:43:35 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57299 Georges Fares, graduate of the Master’s of Science in Interior Design program, recently received the One to Watch award.

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ASID National Award for UTSOA Alumni
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TEAMZERO International Student Design Competition Thu, 15 Aug 2019 19:25:19 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57295 This year’s competition, which is supported by CUHK School of Architecture, invites proposals for senior housing in rural villages in China. Applications will be accepted until September 8.

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TEAMZERO International Student Design Competition
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Fall 2019 Public Lectures at SCI-Arc Thu, 15 Aug 2019 16:11:18 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57291 This semester, the school will host talks by Ghanian architectural technologist Iddris Sandu, Coolhaus founder Natasha Case, Princeton’s V. Mitch McEwen, and many more.

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Fall 2019 Public Lectures at SCI-Arc
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SCI-Arc Library Awarded NEH Grant Thu, 15 Aug 2019 16:05:08 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57288 The award will support the first stage of a multi-year project to catalog and archive the 34,270 publications, posters, images, and other materials collected over the school’s fifty-year history.

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SCI-Arc Library Awarded NEH Grant
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Profile: Matri-Archi(tecture) Collective Tue, 13 Aug 2019 14:42:32 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57266 Led by Khensani de Klerk and Solange Mbanefo, the group works on urban development and spatial education on the African continent, using digital media to challenge mobility and locality.

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Profile: Matri-Archi(tecture) Collective
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GSA Students go to Morocco Tue, 13 Aug 2019 14:37:24 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57263 Students visited the Atlantic Coast to explore sites of migration and settlement as part of their research for a major project on ports.

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GSA Students go to Morocco
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Wash U’s Allison Méndez on “the apparently undesigned” Tue, 13 Aug 2019 14:32:12 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57260 Méndez, a recipient of the AIA’s 2019 Young Architects Award, is inspired by the innate pragmatism and understated elegance of infrastructure design.

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Wash U’s Allison Méndez on “the apparently undesigned”
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UTS and GSA Collaborate on Studio on Surveillance Tue, 13 Aug 2019 14:27:26 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57252 Ways of Site-Seeing brought together students from Places partner schools University of Technology Sydney and University of Johannesburg to study security in their respective cities.

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UTS and GSA Collaborate on Studio on Surveillance
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Photo Essay: Field Trip to Maputo Tue, 13 Aug 2019 04:18:46 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57248 Students at the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Johannesburg visited Mozambique to study borders, boundaries, and limits.

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Photo Essay: Field Trip to Maputo
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Preservation in Miami Beach Tue, 13 Aug 2019 02:59:52 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57245 Nothing about Miami Beach is functional, at least not anymore, and it is becoming increasingly clear that the old forms we have relied on — architectural, economic, and social — no longer hold.

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Preservation in Miami Beach
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Public Space and Security Tue, 13 Aug 2019 02:54:32 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57242 Nothing endangers American public space in 2019 as much as mass shootings, says Yale sociologist Vida Bajc.

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Public Space and Security
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Writing for the End of the World Tue, 13 Aug 2019 02:34:20 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57239 David Wallace-Wells’s The Uninhabitable Earth and Bill McKibben’s Falter grapple with fear and hope as they work through the present and possible futures of climate change.

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Writing for the End of the World
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Architecture and the Border Wall Tue, 13 Aug 2019 02:24:42 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57235 American architects’ willingness to participate in Trump’s project adds to a long history of ethical failures. But the backlash it has sparked has also been lacking.

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Architecture and the Border Wall
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The Great Land Robbery Tue, 13 Aug 2019 02:09:31 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57232 A war waged by deed of title has dispossessed 98 percent of black agricultural landowners in America.

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The Great Land Robbery
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Can Cities Grant Nature the Right to Exist? Tue, 13 Aug 2019 02:01:22 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57229 The fight for local control over environmental decisions aims not only to prevent toxic algae blooms and aerial pesticide spraying, but to make nature a community rights issue.

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Can Cities Grant Nature the Right to Exist?
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Watch: The Making of the Great American Lawn Tue, 13 Aug 2019 01:53:58 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57226 America’s manicured front lawns represent the pride of homeownership, and the cultivation of community. But maintaining them risks contributing to climate change.

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Watch: The Making of the Great American Lawn
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Heat Islands and Inequality Tue, 13 Aug 2019 01:21:28 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57223 Temperatures on a scorching summer day can vary as much as 20 degrees across different parts of the same city, with poor or minority neighborhoods often bearing the brunt of that heat. (Also see “Shade,” in Places.)

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Heat Islands and Inequality
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An Alternative Perspective on Gentrification Fri, 09 Aug 2019 22:33:06 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57204 In the short term, gentrification makes neighborhoods more, not less, economically diverse and more racially integrated. Maintaining diversity, not preservation, should be the goal.

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An Alternative Perspective on Gentrification
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Speed Kills Cities Fri, 09 Aug 2019 22:22:26 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57201 The case for slower cities is gaining traction in places where the rise of micromobility, the promise of autonomous vehicles, and the already-here problem of road congestion have converged.

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Speed Kills Cities
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An Ocean Plastics Field Trip for Corporate Executives Fri, 09 Aug 2019 22:15:30 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57198 Leaders from Dow and Nestlé joined activists from Greenpeace and Ocean Conservancy to see the plastics pollution crisis up close, and come together to address its causes.

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An Ocean Plastics Field Trip for Corporate Executives
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What the Seas Will Swallow Fri, 09 Aug 2019 20:49:30 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=57194 Alex MacLean’s aerial images of the U.S. East Coast convey just how much infrastructure perches in the coastal danger zone.

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What the Seas Will Swallow
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