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09.17.12: Jonathan Massey & Brett Snyder

Occupying Wall Street: Places and Spaces of Political Action
On Places, Jonathan Massey and Brett Snyder explore the physical places and virtual spaces of Occupy Wall Street — the "hypercity built of granite and asphalt, algorithms and information."
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09.17.12: Jonathan Massey & Brett Snyder

Mapping Liberty Plaza
On Places, Jonathan Massey and Brett Synder present their maps of Zuccotti Park, tracking "the transformation of a corporate plaza into a testing ground for radical idea about the reorganization of society."
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05.01.12: Michael Ezban

The Trash Heap of History
On Places, Michael Ezban explores the past and present of Monte Testacccio, the great landfill of imperial Rome — and finds a precedent for contemporary landfill reclamation projects.
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09.14.11: Aron Chang

Beyond Foreclosure: The Future of Suburban Housing
On Places, Aron Chang argues that the foreclosure crisis highlights the need to transform suburban housing — to make it responsive not to dated demographics and wishful economics but to the actual needs of a diversifying and dynamic population.
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12.09.10: Keith Eggener

Building on Burial Ground
On Places, architectural historian Keith Eggener looks at American graveyards and cemeteries past and present, from Mount Auburn to Forest Lawn to contemporary LCD-enabled eulogies.
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10.25.10: Hillary Brown

Infrastructural Ecologies: Principles for Post-Industrial Public Works
On Places, architect Hillary Brown, founder of New York City's Office of Sustainable Design, proposes principles to guide construction of a next generation of green infrastructure.
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10.04.10: William W. Braham

The Temptations of Survivalism, or, What do you do with your waste?
On Places, architect William Braham explores the promise — and the illusions — of sustainable self-sufficiency in environmental design.
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06.22.10: Alice T. Friedman

Modern Architecture for the American Century
On Places, an excerpt from Alice Friedman's American Glamour and the Evolution of Modern Architecture, on Eero Saarinen's iconic projects for General Motors and TWA, and the rise and fall — and rise — of the architect's reputation.
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05.24.10: Jesse LeCavalier

All Those Numbers: Logistics, Territory and Walmart
On Places, architect Jesse LeCavalier dissects the ever-expanding ambitions of Walmart, which is now targeting major cities as its next big(box) market.
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04.01.10: Richard Campanella

Delta Urbanism and New Orleans: After
On Places, the second of a two-part essay by Richard Campanella, on the ongoing struggles of New Orleans to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina.
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03.29.10: Richard Campanella

Delta Urbanism and New Orleans: Before
On Places, an excerpt from Delta Urbanism: New Orleans, geographer Richard Campanella's account of the ongoing environmental and political struggles of post-Katrina New Orleans — and why a great American city remains pathetically vulnerable to further catastrophe.
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02.24.10: Robert Bruegmann

The Architect as Urbanist: Part 2
On Places, architectural historian Robert Bruegmann continues his analysis of Paul Rudolph's late work, with a focus on several extraordinary projects in southeast Asia.
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02.24.10: Robert Bruegmann

The Architect as Urbanist: Part 1
On Places, architectural historian Robert Bruegmann argues that the later and lesser known work of Paul Rudolph — best known for his architecture building at Yale —  deserves renewed attention. 
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09.26.09: William W. Braham

How Much Does Your Household Weigh?
How much does your household weigh? Architect William Braham explores the unfolding complexities of sustainable design.
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09.13.09: Keith Eggener

Up-to-Date in Kansas City
Architectural historian Keith Eggener retrieves the little known architectural history of the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City — today the nation's official World War I Museum — and sees a path not taken for American modernism.
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09.12.09: Nicole Huber & Ralph Stern

Urbanizing the Mojave
America's greatest boomtown has gone bust. Architects Nicole Huber and Ralph Stern explore the cultural and environmental consequences of the rapid expansion of Las Vegas into the Mojave Desert, tracing a troubled history of mining, militarization, tourism, and water politics.
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05.19.09: Dana Cuff

Design after Disaster

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05.19.09: Rebecca Choi

Reconstructing Urban Life

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05.19.09: Sergio Figueiredo

Branding Catastrophe

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05.19.09: Linda Samuels

Infrastructural Optimism
Learning from New Orleans, or why we really need a new New Deal.
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05.19.09: Michael Arad

Reflecting Absence

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05.19.09: Harris Dimitropoulos

The Character of Contemporary Memorials

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05.15.09: Whitney Moon

Reclaiming the Ruin
The second coming of Detroit.
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10.15.08: Harrison Fraker

Linking Science to Design

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10.15.08: Walter Hood

Reimagining Center Street

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10.15.08: Pablo Suarez, Graham Saunders, Sandra Mendler, Isabelle Lemaire, Jorge Karol, Laura Curtis

Climate-Related Disasters: Humanitarian Challenges and Reconstruction Opportunities

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01.15.05: Daniel S. Friedman

Campus Design as Critical Practice
How to turn a lackluster midwestern campus into an international cultural destination.
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07.15.95: Thomas J. Campanella

Splendid China
A tour of Splendid China, the "world's largest miniature scenic spot."
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