All posts tagged Built Environment

A group of people stand in front of houses that pitch and lean into one another on the "Drunken Row" of Victorian homes at Howard Street (now Van Ness) between 17th and 18th.

The Potential for Peril Built into San Francisco

An environmental history of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake weaves together urban planning, plate tectonics, Progressive-Era reform, and soil dynamics.

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The Monuments We Never Built

Charlottesville reminds us that a full reckoning with our landscapes of commemoration requires we ask not only what stories they tell, but also what stories they don’t.

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The (Built) Environmental Revolution: A Conversation with Sarah Williams Goldhagen

We know nature is good for our brains. Can buildings be, too? A preeminent architectural critic calls for a radical shift in how we design the places where we live, work, and play.

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Built to Last

How concrete changed perceptions of knowledge and labor in a modernizing society.

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Rethinking Frank Lloyd Wright in the 21st Century

Frank Lloyd Wright wanted to embrace the natural world and push the boundaries of modern design. What do these conflicting desires mean for environmental teaching and thinking today?

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Brooklyn’s Empire Stores and the Future of the Waterfront

Trash uncovered beneath an 1860s Brooklyn warehouse encourages us to reconsider our contemporary relationship to urban waterfronts.

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