Ecology and Design: Parallel Genealogies
The word “ecology” has been co-opted so widely that it has lost real meaning, yet it remains a powerful lens for designers working with complex adaptive systems.
The Scale of Nature: Modeling the Mississippi River
The ruins of an abandoned 200-acre hydraulic model of the Mississippi River Basin testify to the decades-long battle to control the great river.
The Public Works
Why isn’t the Great Recession inspiring a new New Deal? Places’ editor argues that we no longer believe in public-sector solutions — or even in the public itself.