Reading List

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Lily Zhu

Independent research


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    Zone: The Spatial Softwares of Extrastatecraft

    Places Journal

    The phenomenal rise of the free zone, an opportunistic urban hybrid that has powered the rise of glittering world cities like Singapore and Dubai.

  • Online

    Landscape Migration

    Places Journal

    We are now well into a geologic era — the Anthropocene — characterized by the acceleration of environmental change. This is the landscape medium in which we design.

  • Online

    From Architecture to Landscape

    Places Journal

    Landscape architects have begun to venture from the confines of garden, park, and plaza into more adventurous practice. Now the field needs a new name: landscape science.

  • Online

    Eat the City

    Places Journal

    The case for “civic agriculture” — for reconceptualizing cities as networks of agricultural zones, from parks to allotments.

  • Online

    Detroit: Syncopating an Urban Landscape

    Places Journal

    Projects by artists, architects, and activists who are reshaping the abandoned landscapes of Detroit.

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    The Trash Heap of History

    Places Journal

    How Monte Testaccio, Rome’s ancient landfill, can inform contemporary reclamation projects.

  • Online

    Places Journal

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