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    The Architecture of Sports

    Places Journal

    From signature golf courses to street basketball courts: fields of play are laboratories of spatial invention.

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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 Man Who Wrote Too Well

    Places Journal

    Reyner Banham was not only an extraordinary scholar but also a prodigiously productive journalist. Consider his remarkable analysis of a legendary crash-test dummy.

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    The Flexible Heart of the Home

    Places Journal

    Issues of gender, disability, and user-centeredness have long been relegated to the margins of design history. A new look at postwar home economics complicates the prevailing narratives.

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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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    Socialism and Nationalism on the Danube

    Places Journal

    Vienna and Budapest can be viewed as battlefields in a European crisis of identity that threatens the continent’s political unity and raises fundamental questions about the future of Europe.

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    The Price of Regeneration

    Places Journal

    Contemporary “placemaking” policies have brought about the hyper-gentrification of large swathes of London and the loss of longstanding communities. But now there are signs of real resistance.

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