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Edward Kako

Oakland, CA

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    The (Still) Dreary Deadlock of Public Housing

    Places Journal

    Decades ago Catherine Bauer argued passionately that governments must ensure that all citizens are well housed — a call to action more vital than ever as our shelter crisis deepens.

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    The Modern Urbanism of Cook's Camden

    Places Journal

    The council housing designed 50 years ago for a progressive London borough remains a potent symbol of the achievements of postwar social democracy.

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    Rexford Guy Tugwell and the Case for Big Urbanism

    Places Journal

    New York City’s first planning commissioner lost a bigger battle against Robert Moses than the fight Jane Jacobs won.

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    Remembering Emmett Till

    Places Journal

    The ruins of a grocery store and the nostalgic restoration of a gas station reveal the enduring racism beneath the surface of historical markers.

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    Design and the Green New Deal

    Places Journal

    If landscape architects want to remake the world, we can start by remaking our discipline.

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    Privatizing the Public City

    Places Journal

    A walk across downtown Oakland reveals the city’s lopsided boom.

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    The Accidental Planners

    Places Journal

    The Berlin activists who staged a protest at a vacant government building didn’t imagine they’d end up leading a €140 million redevelopment project.

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    Nicetown

    Places Journal

    For decades a working-class neighborhood in Philadelphia has struggled to repair the damages inflicted by postwar urban renewal projects.

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    Community Plumbing

    Places Journal

    Let’s hear it for the neighborhood hardware store. Here, amidst the nuts and bolts, we cultivate the potential to order things, places, communities, politics, and values — we might even say, to build and repair worlds.

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    Churches and States

    Places Journal

    The rebuilding of Notre Dame is provoking controversy, both political and architectural. The 19th-century reconstruction of San Paolo fuori le mura offers remarkably suggestive parallels that might inform the current debates.

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    Happy Furniture in the Eames Era

    Places Journal

    What does the filmmaking of Charles and Ray Eames tell us about happiness in postwar America — and in our own age of informatic abundance?

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