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Amish Mistry

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    Steve Jobs: Architect

    Places Journal

    Finding common ground in the extraordinary careers of Steve Jobs and Rem Koolhaas, both driven “to learn about the world through the attempt to change it.”

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    Ecology and Design: Parallel Genealogies

    Places Journal

    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.

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    Tent City, America

    Places Journal

    Tent cities are now so common that advocates are campaigning to make them semi-permanent settlements of micro-housing. But is this a genuine solution or a cheap fix?

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    Eat the City

    Places Journal

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

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    Notes Toward a History of Agrarian Urbanism

    Places Journal

    Architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Hilberseimer, and Andrea Branzi anticipated today’s interest in urban farming.

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    Champion Trees and Urban Forests

    Places Journal

    Can urban forests save the planet? A review of The Man Who Planted Trees.

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    Your Sea Wall Won’t Save You

    Places Journal

    Negotiating rhetorics and imaginaries of climate resilience in Jakarta, Manila, Ho Chi Minh City, and Bangkok.

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    Metaphor Remediation

    Places Journal

    As cities become the new frontiers of green living, let’s revise the old metaphors. Will the high-rise replace Half Dome as the new emblem of environmentalism?

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    Paper Architecture, Emerging Urbanism

    Places Journal

    Underemployed designers are proposing speculative solutions to unfolding environmental crises and infrastructural needs. Let’s ground this work in the realities of urban design.

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    Nature-ization Takes Command

    Places Journal

    Exploring the dynamic relationship of landscape and architecture, from big civic projects by Norman Foster to small rural houses by Glenn Murcutt.

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    The Productive Surface

    Places Journal

    An architect assesses the potential for built surfaces to accommodate agriculture, harvest water, and generate energy.

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    Digital Farm Collective

    Places Journal

    A Phoenix artist and farmer describes the multimedia project he created to spark dialogue about the future of the family farm.

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    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.

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    UPSTATE: Design, Research, Real Estate

    Places Journal

    A profile of an urban design center at the Syracuse University School of Architecture, including an interview with the directors and a slideshow of projects.

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    The Emergence of Container Urbanism

    Places Journal

    The repurposed shipping container, now a fixture of urban architecture, is part of a movement that can be traced back to Archigram and the Metabolists in the 1960s.

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    Place and Augmented Reality: Part I

    Places Journal

    The real-time, mediating imageries of augmented reality are revolutionizing how we perceive and inhabit place.

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