Reading List

List Creator

Laura Veit

Columbia University

Infrastructure


  • Online

    Impossible City: New Orleans

    Places Journal

    Sometimes you see a picture and you can tell that something’s missing, but you don’t know what it is.

  • Online

    After the Storm: Climate Change and Public Works

    Places Journal

    The accelerating crisis of climate change suggests a newly intensified political agenda for design activism.

  • Online

    Levees That Might Have Been

    Places Journal

    A history of forgotten inventions that would have produced a very different landscape along American rivers.

  • Online

    Thirsty City

    Places Journal

    An environmental historian assesses the massive infrastructure that brings water to the American West — and makes it possible to take a shower in Los Angeles.

  • Online

    What We Learned from Hurricane Isaac, Gustav, Rita, Katrina...

    Places Journal

    As the Gulf Coast has been hit by one hurricane after another, its residents have gained a rigorous — if unwilling — place-based education. But the toughest test is still to come.

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