is an interdisciplinary journal of contemporary architecture, landscape and urbanism, with a particular focus on the public realm as both physical place and social ideal.
We publish essays, peer-reviewed scholarship
, observations, reviews, visual portfolios, and occasionally poetry and fiction, with new articles appearing weekly. Whatever the format, we are dedicated to advancing public awareness of the expansive value of design research and practice, with the ultimate goal of promoting sustainable cities and healthy landscapes.
Places Journal is a 501(c)3 organization, published by the Places Journal Foundation
in collaboration with the Design Observer Group. We are grateful for the support of a network of North American and European universities
as well as organizational and individual sponsors.
Prior to moving online in 2009, Places was a print journal founded in 1983 by faculty at MIT and Berkeley. The entire print archive
is available in pdf format.
Editor and Executive Director
Development and External Relations Director
Peer Review Editors
Caroline Constant Renata Hejduk
Anisha GadeCONTRIBUTING EDITORS
is Principal of David Adjaye Architects in London. Recent projects include the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver and Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo.Ian Baldwin
is an architect and critic based in Providence, Rhode Island.Carol Burns
is Principal of Taylor & Burns Architects in Boston, Massachusetts, where her work focuses on using architecture to address social, cultural and environmental issues. Thomas J. Campanella
is Associate Professor of Urban Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of The Concrete Dragon: China's Urban Revolution and What It Means for the World. Matthew Coolidge
is the Founder and Director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation in Los Angeles.Margaret Crawford
is Professor of Architecture at the University of California at Berkeley and co-editor of Everyday Urbanism.
is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the School of Architecture at Syracuse University and the director of UPSTATE.
is Professor of Architectural History at the University of Missouri in Columbia.Jan Otakar Fischer
is an American architect and critic who has lived in Berlin since 1993.David Heymann
is the Martin S. Kermacy Centennial Professor in Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin. Walter Hood
is Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of California at Berkeley.
is an architect in Los Angeles, founder and principal of the urban design firm Urban Studio, and co-editor of Everyday Urbanism.
is Regents' Professor of Art at Arizona State University. He is the author of Third View
, a re-photography project of the American West.
is the author of Master of Shadows: The Secret Diplomatic Career of the Painter Peter Paul Rubens
is Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University in Toronto.
is principal of Utile, a Boston-based architecture and urban design firm, and an Associate Professor at Northeastern University.David W. Orr
is Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College.Linda Pollak
is principal of Marpillero Pollak Associates in New York City and author, with Anita Berrezbeitia, of Inside/Outside: Between Architecture and Landscape
is author of The Botany of Desire
and The Omnivore's Dilemma
is Senior Lecturer in Architectural History at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London. Roger Sherman
is co-director of cityLab at UCLA and principal of Roger Sherman Architecture and Urban Design.Michael Sorkin
is Director of the Graduate Program in Urban Design at the City College of New York. He is the author of numerous books, including, most recently, Twenty Minutes in Manhattan
is Chair of Landscape Architecture at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard. He is the editor of The Landscape Urbanism Reader
is Director of Landscape Architecture at the School of Architecture at the University of Toronto. She is the author of The Delta Primer