Places Wire

  • News and commentary from around the web, handpicked by the editors of Places Journal.

  • China’s Futuristic ‘Straddling Bus’

    China’s Futuristic ‘Straddling Bus’

    21 hours ago via @CityLab
  • Portland’s Homelessness Experiment

    Portland’s Homelessness Experiment

    21 hours ago via @LATimes
  • Cycling in Johannesburg

    Cycling in Johannesburg

    21 hours ago via @Guardian
  • The $1 Billion Bet on Black Philadelphia’s Downtown Mall

    The $1 Billion Bet on Black Philadelphia’s Downtown Mall

    2 days ago via @NextCityOrg @jblumgart @IngaSaffron
  • Transit for the Boroughs

    Transit for the Boroughs

    2 days ago via @RegionalPlan
  • #AirBnBWhileBlack

    #AirBnBWhileBlack

    2 days ago via @CityLab @brentinmock
  • L.A.’s Expo Line Marks a Rare Kind of Progress

    L.A.’s Expo Line Marks a Rare Kind of Progress

    2 days ago via @HawthorneLAT @LATimes
  • Alejandro Aravena, the Architect Rebuilding Chile

    Alejandro Aravena, the Architect Rebuilding Chile

    2 days ago via @NYTimes @kimmelman
  • Gentrification Isn’t the Only Factor in Philadelphia Change

    Gentrification Isn’t the Only Factor in Philadelphia Change

    5 days ago via @NextCityOrg @jkjenkinney @PewResearch
  • How Vejle Built a Blueprint for Resilience

    How Vejle Built a Blueprint for Resilience

    5 days ago via @GuardianCities @athlynck
  • The Sacred Grain of the Northwoods

    The Sacred Grain of the Northwoods

    5 days ago via @RoadsKingdoms @saschamatuszak
  • When Affordable Housing Excludes Low-Income Tenants

    When Affordable Housing Excludes Low-Income Tenants

    5 days ago via @TheAtlantic @AlanaSemuels
  • The Anthropocene Truism

    The Anthropocene Truism

    5 days ago via @TheNation @katforrester @JedediahSPurdy
  • Can a 700 M.P.H. Train in a Tube Be for Real?

    Can a 700 M.P.H. Train in a Tube Be for Real?

    6 days ago via @NYTimes @aarieff
  • Barcelona’s Plan to Give Streets Back to Residents

    Barcelona’s Plan to Give Streets Back to Residents

    6 days ago via @GuardianCities @martabausells
  • Railroad Stations are our New Public Palaces of Connection

    Railroad Stations are our New Public Palaces of Connection

    6 days ago via @Dezeen @aaronbetsky
  • Ontario to Spend $7 Billion on Sweeping Climate Change Plan

    Ontario to Spend $7 Billion on Sweeping Climate Change Plan

    6 days ago via @GlobeandMail @AdrianMorrow @GregKeenanGlobe
  • The City with the 20-year Waiting List

    The City with the 20-year Waiting List

    7 days ago via @BBC_Capital
  • Farming for the Environment

    Farming for the Environment

    7 days ago via @NYTimes @Gardiner_Beth
  • How to Socialize America’s Energy

    How to Socialize America’s Energy

    7 days ago via @DissentMag @KateAronoff
  • Herzog and De Meuron: Tate Modern’s Architects on their Radical New Extension

    Herzog and De Meuron: Tate Modern’s Architects on their Radical New Extension

    7 days ago via @Guardian
  • The Quiet Architecture of Hodgetts and Fung’s Jesuit High School Chapel

    The Quiet Architecture of Hodgetts and Fung’s Jesuit High School Chapel

    1 week ago via @ArchitectMag @SCIarc @aaronbetsky
  • Paris Will Build Public Housing in its Wealthiest Neighborhoods

    Paris Will Build Public Housing in its Wealthiest Neighborhoods

    1 week ago via @CityLab
  • Employment, Construction, and the Cost of San Francisco Apartments

    Employment, Construction, and the Cost of San Francisco Apartments

    1 week ago via @enf
  • Sprawl, Segregation, and Mobility

    Sprawl, Segregation, and Mobility

    1 week ago via @CityObs
  • Drowned Worlds: Egypt’s Lost Cities

    Drowned Worlds: Egypt’s Lost Cities

    1 week ago via @Guardian
  • The Boom Interview: Christopher Hawthorne

    The Boom Interview: Christopher Hawthorne

    1 week ago via @BoomCalifornia @HawthorneLAT
  • Co-living and Urban Community

    Co-living and Urban Community

    1 week ago via @NewYorker
  • New Neighborhood for Downtown Chicago

    New Neighborhood for Downtown Chicago

    1 week ago via @ChicagoTribune @kimjnews
  • Rise in Income Segregation Caused Almost Entirely by Families with Kids

    Rise in Income Segregation Caused Almost Entirely by Families with Kids

    2 weeks ago via @WashingtonPost @emilymbadger
  • Out with the New, In with the Old

    Out with the New, In with the Old

    2 weeks ago via @ArchitectMag
  • The Blob isn’t Toxic, but the Politics are

    The Blob isn’t Toxic, but the Politics are

    2 weeks ago via @Belt_Magazine @kailey_sherrick
  • The Unsteady Future of the Multilingual City

    The Unsteady Future of the Multilingual City

    2 weeks ago via @CityLab @michaelerard
  • Lost Landscapes

    Lost Landscapes

    2 weeks ago via @believerMag @StephanieLaCava
  • America and the geodesic dome home

    America and the geodesic dome home

    2 weeks ago via @Curbed
  • ‘Radical Flatness’ wins Pershing Square design competition

    ‘Radical Flatness’ wins Pershing Square design competition

    2 weeks ago via @LATimes @HawthorneLAT
  • How Austin Beat Uber

    How Austin Beat Uber

    2 weeks ago via @NYTimes @richardparkertx
  • Where does America’s e-waste end up?

    Where does America’s e-waste end up?

    2 weeks ago via @SenseableCity @MITsap @NewsHour @BaselAction
  • Drought and the water market

    Drought and the water market

    2 weeks ago via @Guardian
  • Micro-Apartments and Inequality

    Micro-Apartments and Inequality

    2 weeks ago via @ArchDaily
  • A short history of tall buildings

    A short history of tall buildings

    2 weeks ago via @ConversationUK @dnicholsoncole @UoNABE
  • Accessibility row over Roosevelt Memorial

    Accessibility row over Roosevelt Memorial

    2 weeks ago via @NYTimes @DavidWDunlap
  • Chicago Catches Gondola Fever

    Chicago Catches Gondola Fever

    2 weeks ago via @CityLab @kristoncapps @lvivanco @ChicagoTribune
  • Zhengzhou’s ‘Aerotropolis’

    Zhengzhou’s ‘Aerotropolis’

    2 weeks ago via @CityLab @WadeShepard
  • Reinventing the Park

    Reinventing the Park

    2 weeks ago via @NewYorker @LangeAlexandra
  • What If Houston Fell in Love With Planning

    What If Houston Fell in Love With Planning

    2 weeks ago via @NextCity @jrstephens310
  • Britain’s maverick buildings: TV-am

    Britain’s maverick buildings: TV-am

    2 weeks ago via @RoyalAcademy @Furmadamadam
  • New book of American landscape photography

    New book of American landscape photography

    2 weeks ago via @ArtBook
  • Rule change makes bike lanes more accessible

    Rule change makes bike lanes more accessible

    3 weeks ago via @StreetsBlogUSA
  • Building an Art House in Pittsburgh

    Building an Art House in Pittsburgh

    3 weeks ago via @Belt_Magazine @Erika_Beras
  • The Case for Public Housing

    The Case for Public Housing

    3 weeks ago via @TheNation @mattlasner
  • Brazil’s ‘green capital’

    Brazil’s ‘green capital’

    3 weeks ago via @GuardianCities @davidrkadler
  • The Privatization of Hope

    The Privatization of Hope

    3 weeks ago via @BostonReview
  • New Evidence for the Lead-Crime Hypothesis

    New Evidence for the Lead-Crime Hypothesis

    3 weeks ago via @jamesfeigenbaum @InequalityHKS
  • Resettling the first American ‘climate refugees’

    Resettling the first American ‘climate refugees’

    3 weeks ago via @NYTimes @CoralMDavenport @campbellnyt @nytnational
  • Brooklyn Design Boom

    Brooklyn Design Boom

    3 weeks ago via @NYCFuture
  • The life and legacy of Jane Jacobs

    The life and legacy of Jane Jacobs

    3 weeks ago via @Curbed @SaraPolsky @jamesnevius @shawnmicallef @langealexandra @freqresponse
  • Designing the future of Beirut

    Designing the future of Beirut

    3 weeks ago via @NYTimes @specterm
  • What Happened to Worcester?

    What Happened to Worcester?

    4 weeks ago via @NYTimes @adamdavidson
  • San Francisco’s long shadow

    San Francisco’s long shadow

    4 weeks ago via @WashingtonPost @Wonkblog @emilymbadger
  • When Personalization Leads To Discrimination On AirBnB

    When Personalization Leads To Discrimination On AirBnB

    4 weeks ago via @NPR @HiddenBrain
  • The Psychological Cost of Boring Buildings

    The Psychological Cost of Boring Buildings

    4 weeks ago via @NYMag @JacobaUrist
  • Beyonce’s Simple But Radical Porch-Front Politics

    Beyonce’s Simple But Radical Porch-Front Politics

    4 weeks ago via @CityLab @brentinmock
  • SFMOMA’s expansion tries mightily but ultimately rings a bit hollow

    SFMOMA’s expansion tries mightily but ultimately rings a bit hollow

    4 weeks ago via @LATimes @HawthorneLAT
  • The world would be out of water if everyone ate like Americans

    The world would be out of water if everyone ate like Americans

    4 weeks ago via @Reveal @eWords
  • Cuba: The Big Change

    Cuba: The Big Change

    4 weeks ago via @NYBooks @popeyfex
  • The Forward Building: From Labor Citadel to Luxury Condos

    The Forward Building: From Labor Citadel to Luxury Condos

    4 weeks ago via @jdforward @skestenbaum
  • This Is Our Country. Let’s Walk It.

    This Is Our Country. Let’s Walk It.

    4 weeks ago via @NYTimes @KenIlgunas
  • Soviet squares: how public space is disappearing in post-communist cities

    Soviet squares: how public space is disappearing in post-communist cities

    4 weeks ago via @Guardian @owenhatherley
  • MoMA’s ‘Temporary’ Suspension of Architecture and Design

    MoMA’s ‘Temporary’ Suspension of Architecture and Design

    4 weeks ago via @ArchitectMag @aaronbetsky
  • The Internet really has changed everything

    The Internet really has changed everything

    1 month ago via @Medium @backchnnl @fimoculous
  • In Uganda’s small but fast-growing cities, ‘one planner is not enough’

    In Uganda’s small but fast-growing cities, ‘one planner is not enough’

    1 month ago via @Citiscope @amyfallon @CitiesAlliance
  • The Inside Story on Designing Prince’s Paisley Park

    The Inside Story on Designing Prince’s Paisley Park

    1 month ago via @Billboard @ShiraKarsen
  • International Mother Earth Day

    International Mother Earth Day

    1 month ago via @UN @EarthDayNetwork
  • Why is the world of architecture so male-dominated?

    Why is the world of architecture so male-dominated?

    1 month ago via @LATimes @PrincetonUPress
  • The “Chicago Model” of policing hasn’t saved Chicago

    The “Chicago Model” of policing hasn’t saved Chicago

    1 month ago via @MarshallProj @SimoneJWei
  • ‘Hope everyone pukes on your artisanal treats’: fighting gentrification, L.A.-style

    ‘Hope everyone pukes on your artisanal treats’: fighting gentrification, L.A.-style

    1 month ago via @Guardian @rorycarroll72 @espacio1839
  • Medellín’s ‘Metropolitan Greenbelt’

    Medellín’s ‘Metropolitan Greenbelt’

    1 month ago via @Citiscope @FutCity
  • Investigating the algorithms that govern our lives

    Investigating the algorithms that govern our lives

    1 month ago via @CJR @chavarisa
  • The Real Estate Apartheid

    The Real Estate Apartheid

    1 month ago via @HakaiMagazine @kimondegreef
  • Living Wall project at UT Austin

    Living Wall project at UT Austin

    1 day ago via @UTSOA
  • A New Lens on Suburbia at MIT

    A New Lens on Suburbia at MIT

    2 days ago via @MITsap @MITCAU
  • Artangel Artist Wraps Houses of Parliament in Latex

    Artangel Artist Wraps Houses of Parliament in Latex

    7 days ago via @Guardian @ColumbiaGSAPP @oteropailos
  • Romaldo Giurgola, 1920-2016

    Romaldo Giurgola, 1920-2016

    1 week ago via @NYTimes @ColumbiaGSAPP
  • SCI-Arc announces ARRAYS exhibition

    SCI-Arc announces ARRAYS exhibition

    1 week ago via @SCIarc
  • Cooper-Hewitt Announces Winners of 2016 National Design Awards

    Cooper-Hewitt Announces Winners of 2016 National Design Awards

    2 weeks ago via @ArchitectMag @FayJonesSchool @UTSOA @CooperHewitt
  • SCI-Arc’s spring show

    SCI-Arc’s spring show

    3 weeks ago via @SCIarc
  • New book looks at the iconic Los Angeles apartment

    New book looks at the iconic Los Angeles apartment

    3 weeks ago via @WoodburySOA @DoppelHouse
  • The latest issue of LA+ is published, on ‘tyranny’

    The latest issue of LA+ is published, on ‘tyranny’

    3 weeks ago via @PennDesign
  • DredgeFest California Tours

    DredgeFest California Tours

    3 weeks ago via @CEDNews @rbhlms @faslanyc @freeassocdesign @DredgeRC
  • Winners of NYC Aquarium and Public Waterfront Competition

    Winners of NYC Aquarium and Public Waterfront Competition

    3 weeks ago via @archoutloud @UTSOA @PennDesign @rbhlms
  • Goodbye Norman Millar: A Beautiful Soul at Woodbury

    Goodbye Norman Millar: A Beautiful Soul at Woodbury

    4 weeks ago via @KCRW @FrancesAnderton @woodbury_soa
  • USC Releases Over 1,300 Photos Of Los Angeles’ Finest Modern Architecture

    USC Releases Over 1,300 Photos Of Los Angeles’ Finest Modern Architecture

    1 month ago via @LAist @dannyseamus @USCArchitecture @USCdiglib
  • The Value of a City’s ‘StreetScore’

    The Value of a City’s ‘StreetScore’

    1 month ago via @CityLab @linpoonsays @MITSAP
  • Book Ends: Working with Norman Millar

    Book Ends: Working with Norman Millar

    1 month ago via @aridlandsinst @woodbury_soa @WoodburyU
  • Pratt Presents: Food, Culture, and Beyond

    Pratt Presents: Food, Culture, and Beyond

    1 month ago via @EdibleBrooklyn @PrattInstitute
  • City Parks that Changed America: Gas Works Park

    City Parks that Changed America: Gas Works Park

    1 month ago via @TheTakeaway @UWBuiltEnv @Jhockenberry @PBS @wttw @PRI
  • Winners of Competition for a New School of Architecture in Aarhus

    Winners of Competition for a New School of Architecture in Aarhus

    1 month ago via @aarchdk
  • Where form and content merge

    Where form and content merge

    2 months ago via @aarchdk
  • Aarhus: Professorship in Urban and Landscape Planning

    Aarhus: Professorship in Urban and Landscape Planning

    2 months ago via @aarchdk
  • Aarhus: Professorships in Architectural Heritage

    Aarhus: Professorships in Architectural Heritage

    2 months ago via @aarchdk
  • Building Infrastructure for More Inclusive Communities

    Building Infrastructure for More Inclusive Communities

    2 months ago via @CityLab @ryangravel @GT_Architecture
  • A Year in the Life of New Orleans’ Chief Resilience Officer

    A Year in the Life of New Orleans’ Chief Resilience Officer

    2 months ago via @HuffPostGreen @TulaneArch @mitsap
  • Aarhus Architecture: New Fellowship Opportunities

    Aarhus Architecture: New Fellowship Opportunities

    3 months ago via @aarchdk
  • Cecil Balmond : Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal

    Cecil Balmond : Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal

    3 months ago via @UVaSARC @UVA @BalmondStudio
  • “How is Architecture Political?”

    “How is Architecture Political?”

    3 months ago via @AveryReview @ColumbiaGSAPP
  • Frederick Steiner Named Dean of Penn Design

    Frederick Steiner Named Dean of Penn Design

    3 months ago via @Penn @PennDesign @UTSOA
  • SCI-Arc Mexico

    SCI-Arc Mexico

    3 months ago via @SCIArc
  • Australia’s Newest Waterfront

    Australia’s Newest Waterfront

    3 months ago via @PennDesign
  • Pratt Lecture Series: The Road From Paris

    Pratt Lecture Series: The Road From Paris

    4 months ago via @PrattInstitute
  • USC Architecture: Spring 2016 Events

    USC Architecture: Spring 2016 Events

    4 months ago via @USCArchitecture @Archinect
  • SCI-Arc Launches Curatorial Summer Program

    SCI-Arc Launches Curatorial Summer Program

    4 months ago via @SCI-Arc
  • Infra Eco Logi Urbanism

    Infra Eco Logi Urbanism

    4 months ago via @TaubmanCollege @park_books
  • UW Architecture: Spring 2016 Lectures

    UW Architecture: Spring 2016 Lectures

    4 months ago via @UWBuiltEnv
  • ETH Architecture: Spring 2016 Lectures

    ETH Architecture: Spring 2016 Lectures

    4 months ago via @ETH
  • SEED Award: Parisite Skate Park

    SEED Award: Parisite Skate Park

    4 months ago via @TulaneArch @TCC_NOLA @SEEDNtwk
  • Why Today’s Slums Are Different, and How to Do Density Right

    Why Today’s Slums Are Different, and How to Do Density Right

    4 months ago via @WRIcities @PennDesign @PennIUR
  • Taubman College: Spring 2016 Lectures

    Taubman College: Spring 2016 Lectures

    4 months ago via @TaubmanCollege
  • Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops

    Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops

    4 months ago via @CAHistory @GrahamFound @PennDesign
  • Penn Design: Spring 2016 Events

    Penn Design: Spring 2016 Events

    4 months ago via @PennDesign