Leah Marie Becker looks into the ways nineteenth-century domestic manuals portray homes as public infrastructure. This expansive and inclusive notion of infrastructure can inform how we approach environmental health in and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tagged: Built Environment
Historian Paige Glotzer discusses the segregated suburbs and what the history of Baltimore’s Roland Park Company has to do with today’s inequality.
Border fencing straddles the Sonoran Desert and other harsh environments. Kevin Cooney shows how infrastructure gaps are key to U.S. immigration policy.
Inspired by TV as a medium, Marc Miller’s course in landscape architecture has students make environmental fiction about the future rather than design for the present.
An environmental history of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake weaves together urban planning, plate tectonics, Progressive-Era reform, and soil dynamics.
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.
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.
How concrete changed perceptions of knowledge and labor in a modernizing society.
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?
Trash uncovered beneath an 1860s Brooklyn warehouse encourages us to reconsider our contemporary relationship to urban waterfronts.