With an engaged and extensive international readership, Places Journal is widely recognized as an essential and trusted resource on the future of architecture, landscape, and urbanism.

Our mission is to harness the moral and investigative power of public scholarship to promote equitable cities and resilient landscapes.

Founded at MIT and Berkeley in 1983, Places has deep associations with leading design faculties around the world. Bridging from the university to the profession to the public, our articles combine the scope and immediacy of serious journalism with the precision and depth of scholarship.

Cities that are growing and cities that are shrinking, environmental health and social equity, climate change, resource scarcity, technological innovation — all demand that we rethink how we plan, design, construct, and maintain the built environment. These challenges also demand that serious design scholarship move from the margins to the center of the larger cultural discussion.

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What are the benefits of academic partnership with Places?

Shape the international discourse on buildings, landscapes, and cities.

Academic Partners enjoy the opportunity to make key organizational decisions, collaborate with peer institutions, and inform a dynamic conversation about the future of design.

Join a global network of leading educators and practitioners.

Academic Partners have a seat on our Board of Directors and enjoy full voting rights.

Promote your institution on a highly respected and widely read website.

Academic Partners are acknowledged on nearly every page across the site, and represented on a dedicated page with institutional biographies, logos, and links.

Disseminate school news and information.

Academic Partners can promote their news on Places Wire, which highlights major events, initiatives, publications, and stories about our Partners and their faculties, alongside news of general interest to the field. Wire items also circulate on Twitter under the hashtag #placeswire.

Build vital pedagogical resources.

Academic Partners make possible the ongoing enrichment of an extensive and easily searchable archive of substantial articles, accessible to everyone with no paywall, and the creation of valuable new initiatives including topical Reading Lists.

Support a new series of scholarly books.

Academic Partners will be acknowledged in all volumes of Places Books, our collaborative imprint with Princeton University Press.

Our Readers

Engaged

  • 65,000

    Unique Monthly Visitors

  • 42,000

    Followers on Social Media

  • 9,000

    Email Subscribers

Informed

  • 1,000,000

    Article Views Annually

  • 4,000 *

    Hours Read Monthly

* Active reading, directly measured by scroll behavior

Global

  • 60%

    North America

  • 15%

    Europe

  • 15%

    Asia

  • 10%

    Australia,
    South America, and Africa

* Active reading, directly measured by scroll behavior

Our Readers

Our Channels

Places Articles

A deep and growing repository of essays, criticism, photography, and narrative journalism, as well as peer-reviewed scholarship that deserves a wide audience. New articles are published weekly.

Places Wire

A highly selective and frequently updated feed of reporting, information, and commentary from aggregated sources, including our Academic Partners.

Reading Lists

An interactive tool that allows researchers to bookmark articles and share innovative curricula.

Places Books

A partnership with Princeton University Press featuring short, lively volumes expanded from selected Places articles.

Social Media

A vital extension of our reach, with Facebook and Twitter feeds that engage global readers, especially faculty and students at our Academic Partners.

Newsletter

An email newsletter that features recent articles as well as news about our growing Partner network. The newsletter reaches thousands of leading scholars, practitioners, and policymakers.

Academic Partners Provide Crucial Support for Multidisciplinary Public Scholarship That...

  • Advances core academic values
  • Reaches a diverse and sophisticated international readership
  • Promotes deeper public understanding of the value of design thinking and practice
  • Builds new constituencies concerned about the future of the built environment
  • Bridges across the design disciplines from architecture to landscape to urban design and planning
  • Maintains an exceptionally rigorous editorial process which results in outstanding design journalism that is scholarly, trustworthy, and accessible
  • Supports an interdisciplinary peer review track for junior and senior faculty
  • Cultivates a new generation of design scholars, journalists, and critics
  • Matches Partner support with foundation funding for special series on contemporary topics

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