Places Wire https://placesjournal.org/places-wire News and commentary from around the web, selected by Places editors. Fri, 03 Apr 2020 20:47:04 +0000 en-us hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.4 Big Cities Won’t Snap Back to Normal Fri, 03 Apr 2020 20:47:04 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63216 The 50 counties with the most cases accounted for more than one-third of the nation’s economic output and nearly one-third of its jobs, according to a new analysis conducted for The Atlantic by the Brookings Institution.

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Big Cities Won’t Snap Back to Normal
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#GreenStimulus and Beyond: A Resource Fri, 03 Apr 2020 20:43:22 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63211 To assist scholars, students, and activists in tracking these discussions, the Buell Center is compiling an ongoing list of analyses and documentation prompted by the recent call for a progressive Green Stimulus in the United States.

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#GreenStimulus and Beyond: A Resource
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Open Plan Offices After Social Distancing Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:41:35 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63208 The layout used in most American offices had already received much criticism for being noisy and distracting, and some are doubting their future when we eventually return to our workplaces.

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Open Plan Offices After Social Distancing
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Call for Papers: SAH Annual Conference 2021 Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:21:37 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63205 The Society of Architectural Historians is now accepting abstracts for its 74th Annual International Conference, which will take place in Montréal on April 14–18, 2021.

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Call for Papers: SAH Annual Conference 2021
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How will coronavirus change the world? Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:18:28 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63202 Some believe the pandemic is a once-in-a-generation chance to remake society and build a better future. Others fear it may only make existing injustices worse.

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How will coronavirus change the world?
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Photo Essay: Ozark Life Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:12:05 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63199 Photographer Terra Fondriest documents the families that make up the community in which she has made her home in rural Arkansas.

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Photo Essay: Ozark Life
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Adaptation and Inspiration at UTSOA Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:06:30 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63197 Dean Michelle Addington shares stories of students and faculty making the best of moving online and supporting the community during the coronavirus crisis.

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Adaptation and Inspiration at UTSOA
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Teaching Online at Daniels Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:02:21 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63194 Students and faculty are using videoconferencing and social media as they find creative ways to continue studios beyond the classroom.

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Teaching Online at Daniels
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The origin story of the N95 mask Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:28:20 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63153 It all started in 1910 with a little-known doctor who wanted to save the world from one of the worst diseases ever known.

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The origin story of the N95 mask
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Lessons From Wuhan Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:26:02 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63150 If we don’t debate a democratic response to pandemics now, we risk ceding leadership to tyrants, argues Mike Davis.

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Lessons From Wuhan
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The National Emergency Library Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:22:23 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63147 The Internet Archive has made its digital collection of 1.4 million books freely available until June 30th.

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The National Emergency Library
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USC Architecture Faculty Share Insights on Virtual Learning Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:14:54 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63144 Faculty discuss the mobilization needed to shift quickly to online learning and the particular challenges it poses to design education.

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USC Architecture Faculty Share Insights on Virtual Learning
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LA+ RISK: Designed for Disease Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:11:06 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63141 In “An Ecosystem Approach to Emerging Infectious Disease,” epidemiologist and specialist in zoonotic disease pandemics David Waltner-Toews and landscape architect Matthew Waltner-Toews reflect on combating infectious diseases.

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LA+ RISK: Designed for Disease
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American Academy of Arts and Letters Announces 2020 Honors Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:06:46 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63138 Architect Peter Eisenman was awarded the Gold Medal for Architecture and author Richard Powers received the William Dean Howells Medal for The Overstory. (Also see “What Does Fiction Know?,” by Powers, in Places.)

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Life After COVID-19 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:01:39 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63135 Between the fever and the anxiety, I thought to myself that the parameters of organized social behavior had changed forever and could no longer be modified, writes Paul B. Preciado.

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Life After COVID-19
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Viral News, London, 1665 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 23:52:31 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63132 During the Great Plague, the diarist Samuel Pepys recorded how the city emptied as he continued to work, socialize, and dream of assignations.

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Viral News, London, 1665
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As Coronavirus Surges, Crime Declines Mon, 30 Mar 2020 23:12:37 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63130 San Francisco showed the biggest drop in crime reports, which fell 42 percent during the week of March 16, when it became the first U.S. city to mandate sheltering in place.

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As Coronavirus Surges, Crime Declines
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A Tribute to Michael Sorkin Mon, 30 Mar 2020 23:08:25 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63127 Marta Gutman remembers her last meeting with a dear colleague at the Spitzer School of Architecture.

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A Tribute to Michael Sorkin
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COVID Stories from Wash U Mon, 30 Mar 2020 23:03:59 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63124 Sam Fox School has launched a new hub to share ways that its community is working together to engage the design disciplines in these challenging times.

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COVID Stories from Wash U
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Jenny Price in Conversation Mon, 30 Mar 2020 22:59:28 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63121 The biggest failure of environmentalism since the 1960s has been the failure to insist that environment is the foundation of our lives. (For more on the L.A. Rangers, see Shannon Mattern’s “Infrastructural Tourism,” in Places.)

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Jenny Price in Conversation
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The Unlisted Mon, 30 Mar 2020 21:56:31 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63118 Without a street address you have no access to credit or bank accounts, a pension or voting rights. But large parts of the world’s population still live off the map.

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The Unlisted
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Where water used to be Mon, 30 Mar 2020 21:54:43 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63115 We aren’t fine. In five years’ time, two-thirds of the world’s population is going to be living in a state of ‘water stress’, according to the UN.

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Where water used to be
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Remembering Michael McKinnell Mon, 30 Mar 2020 21:00:24 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63112 McKinnell was best known as co-designer of Boston’s love-it-or-hate-it Brutalist City Hall. He passed away from pneumonia following a positive diagnosis for COVID-19.

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Remembering Michael McKinnell
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On Camus, Trump, Nature, and Coronavirus Mon, 30 Mar 2020 20:57:27 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63109 This is the silent spring. The planet has gone quiet, so quiet you can almost hear it whirling around the sun, feel its smallness, picture for once the loneliness and fleetingness of being alive.

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On Camus, Trump, Nature, and Coronavirus
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Cities that used more aggressive shutdowns in the 1918 pandemic recovered faster Mon, 30 Mar 2020 20:32:07 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63106 The finding doesn’t mean those places didn’t suffer economically — they did, but on balance, the distancing measures appear to have reduced the pandemic’s economic toll.

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Cities that used more aggressive shutdowns in the 1918 pandemic recovered faster
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Watch: Comparing the Influenza Epidemic of 1918 to the Coronavirus Mon, 30 Mar 2020 20:17:31 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63104 John Barry, an expert on the earlier pandemic, speaks with The New Yorker’s David Remnick about the parallels between 1918 and 2020.

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Watch: Comparing the Influenza Epidemic of 1918 to the Coronavirus
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Envisioning the Future Now Mon, 30 Mar 2020 20:13:39 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63101 Will we have the courage to resist trying to restore the world we have lost, with its frenetic pace, its air travel and traffic jams, and its obsession with growth and production?

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Envisioning the Future Now
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The urban history that made China’s coronavirus lockdown possible Fri, 27 Mar 2020 22:06:56 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63082 The mobilization of the volunteers who guarded buildings and conducted temperature checks relied on the local residents’ committees that oversee the urban governance.

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The urban history that made China’s coronavirus lockdown possible
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Federal Judge Strikes Down Permits for Dakota Access Pipeline Fri, 27 Mar 2020 22:01:43 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63079 The decision upheld the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request to block the permits on account of the risks of pipeline spills to their community.

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Permits for Dakota Access Pipeline
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Podcast: Shaking the Viral Tree Fri, 27 Mar 2020 21:56:57 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=63076 Science writer David Quammen discusses the root causes underlying the current pandemic and explores the ways in which viruses are embedded in the same systems of ecology and evolutionary biology that we are.

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Podcast: Shaking the Viral Tree
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