Rexford Guy Tugwell and the Case for Big Urbanism
New York City’s first planning commissioner lost a bigger battle against Robert Moses than the fight Jane Jacobs won.
The City and the Sea
The landscape and politics of New York City after Hurricane Sandy.
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.
The Problem with Solutions
We need to engage troubled landscapes without presuming to fix them. Notes toward a history of non-solutionist design.
Design and the Green New Deal
If landscape architects want to remake the world, we can start by remaking our discipline.
Privatizing the Public City
A walk across downtown Oakland reveals the city’s lopsided boom.
In No Order Whatsoever
Just before his death in 1984, the influential urban planner Kevin Lynch compiled a list of topics he thought important for the future of cities. The list is as relevant as ever.