Archinect - News 2017-09-25T22:03:41-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150026584/richard-florida-on-the-fragility-of-the-urban-revival Richard Florida on the fragility of the Urban Revival Alexander Walter 2017-09-06T15:26:00-04:00 >2017-09-07T22:30:51-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8l/8lj3cvgvocp7taps.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8l/8lj3cvgvocp7taps.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8l/8lj3cvgvocp7taps.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8l/8lj3cvgvocp7taps.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>For all the concern about the gentrification, rising housing prices and the growing gap between the rich and poor in our leading cities, an even bigger threat lies on the horizon: The urban revival that swept across America over the past decade or two may be in danger. As it turns out, the much-ballyhooed new age of the city might be giving way to a great urban stall-out.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Richard Florida paints a gloomy picture of the state of the great American urban revival in his <em>NYT</em> op-ed, "<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/01/opinion/cities-suburbs-housing-crime.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Urban Revival Is Over</a>," citing gentrification, income disparity, rising crime numbers, unaffordable housing prices, and the anti-urban agenda of the current White House tenants. <br></p> <p>Joe Cortright, over at <em>City Observatory</em>, offers a <a href="http://cityobservatory.org/oh-no-is-the-urban-revival-really-over/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">good analysis</a> of Florida's piece; breaking down numbers, highlighting statistics, weighing in on the crime numbers claim, and easing the general dystopian mood: "Rather than proclaiming the end of the urban revival, Florida&rsquo;s evidence really makes the case for a renewed national commitment to building more great urban neighborhoods."<br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150025514/building-a-gentrification-early-warning-system-with-big-data Building a gentrification early warning system with big data Alexander Walter 2017-08-30T19:05:00-04:00 >2017-08-31T14:32:02-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/su/su99dfw0ygrn8e29.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/su/su99dfw0ygrn8e29.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/su/su99dfw0ygrn8e29.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/su/su99dfw0ygrn8e29.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>But what if there were a way to see gentrification long before the coffee shops, condos and Whole Foods appear? What if city planners and neighborhoods had an early warning system that could sniff out the changes just as they begin? [...] neighborhood advocates would have the opportunity to implement policies ranging from reserving affordable housing units to educating residents of their renting rights to helping small businesses negotiate long-term lease extensions.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In his <em>NPR</em> piece, astrophysics professor Adam Frank explains how various big data sets, like housing prices, eviction records, census data, or social media usage, can be utilized for "predictive analytics" to detect early onsets of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/18658/gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">gentrification</a> for specific neighborhoods at an increasingly high resolution&nbsp;&mdash; and what significant perils come with it.<br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150024929/new-york-s-lost-soul-as-catalogued-by-jeremiah-moss New York's lost soul as catalogued by Jeremiah Moss Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-28T13:50:00-04:00 >2017-08-28T13:50:31-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/93/93rwf03qsdrfmi39.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/93/93rwf03qsdrfmi39.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/93/93rwf03qsdrfmi39.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/93/93rwf03qsdrfmi39.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>If New York City has 8 million stories, than at least 4,650 are referenced in the book, which will serve as an invaluable resource to future scholars of the city. As its narrative moves north through Manhattan, visiting neighborhoods that have been gutted in recent decades&mdash;the Bowery, the Meatpacking District, Times Square, Harlem&mdash;it is interspersed with deeper considerations of how we got here as a society.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062439697/vanishing-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul</em></a> is a chronicle of New York City's hyper-gentrification of the past decade, which serves as a further development of the author's blog,&nbsp;<a href="http://vanishingnewyork.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeremiah&rsquo;s Vanishing New York</a>, that has extensively tracked the 'murdering' of the city's character through&nbsp;government policies and greed. Writing under the pseudonym of Jeremiah Moss, Griffith Hansbury&mdash;a&nbsp;psychoanalyst and social worker by day, and a poet and author by night, collected a 'body of evidence' of what has gone wrong with New York. Both personal and insightful, the book offers 27 chapters densely packed with detail&mdash;a thrilling mix of copious research and biting observations,&nbsp;featuring long lists of shuttered moms-and-pops and disappeared shopkeepers.</p> <p>&ldquo;I think too often people get stuck on the nostalgia of it,&rdquo; says Moss. &ldquo;They tell themselves these things which I think are memes, like &lsquo;this is normal, New York is always changing, people have always complained about New York changing, goin...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150023666/the-new-urban-crisis-as-richard-florida-s-mea-culpa 'The New Urban Crisis' as Richard Florida's mea culpa Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-21T14:45:00-04:00 >2017-08-21T16:35:43-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ub/ubfmppy5sn9b7tcb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ub/ubfmppy5sn9b7tcb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ub/ubfmppy5sn9b7tcb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ub/ubfmppy5sn9b7tcb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>After fifteen years of development plans tailored to the creative classes, Florida surveys an urban landscape in ruins. The story of London is the story of Austin, the Bay Area, Chicago, New York, Toronto, and Sydney. When the rich, the young, and the (mostly) white rediscovered the city, they created rampant property speculation, soaring home prices, and mass displacement. The &ldquo;creative class&rdquo; were just the rich all along, or at least the college-educated children of the rich.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Richard Frorida's latest book,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.creativeclass.com/navbar-included-pages/about-ccg/richard-florida/books-and-writing/books/the-new-urban-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New Urban Crisis</a>,&nbsp;represents the culmination of this long mea culpa. Though he stops just short of saying it, he all but admits that he was wrong. He argues that the creative classes have grabbed hold of many of the world&rsquo;s great cities and choked them to death. As a result, the fifty largest metropolitan areas house just 7 percent of the world&rsquo;s population but generate 40 percent of its growth. These &ldquo;superstar&rdquo; cities are becoming gated communities, their vibrancy replaced with deracinated streets full of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/287980/airbnb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnbs</a> and empty summer homes. Meanwhile, drug addiction and gang violence have spread to the suburbs. &ldquo;Much more than a crisis of cities,&rdquo; he writes, &ldquo;the New Urban Crisis is the central crisis of our time&rdquo; &mdash; &ldquo;a crisis of the suburbs, of urbanization itself and of contemporary capitalism writ large.&rdquo;</em></p> <p>The author offers both&mdash;specific solutions like more affordable housing, more investment in infrastructure, and higher pay for service jobs&mdash;and va...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150021663/skaters-in-london-are-trying-to-restore-the-southbank-centre-a-popular-skating-site Skaters in London are trying to restore the Southbank Centre, a popular skating site Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-08T13:37:00-04:00 >2017-08-10T10:31:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2z/2zsi0jj6gsz955cg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2z/2zsi0jj6gsz955cg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2z/2zsi0jj6gsz955cg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2z/2zsi0jj6gsz955cg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The point is, skaters made that area safe; in the old days it was cardboard city. That is what skating does: it fills the cracks in society left by capitalist development &hellip; that is where skating exists. It&rsquo;s like a fungus, it&rsquo;s like moss, it just grows in the corners where no one else wants to be.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Back in 2004, two-thirds of a popular skateboarding site at the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/366289/southbank-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Southbank Centre</a> in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/722/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a> was destroyed. In 2014, the final third of the site was on its way to closure when the property management changed hands. Seeing the turnover as an opportunity, a campaign&mdash;<a href="http://www.llsb.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Long Live Southbank</a>&mdash;began that proposed the reconstruction of the original site in its entirety. The effort has largely been successful; the Southbank Centre has agreed and the plans have been approved by the city.</p> <p>It may not be so surprising that the Centre might re-welcome skaters as&nbsp;<em>the Guardian&nbsp;</em>explains, "the idea that skateboarders are the &ldquo;shock troops of gentrification&rdquo; has been well documented." Skateboarders are often willing to congregate in areas that others do not want to and in this way, can act as a neighborhood watch that in time, allows others to feel safe in the space as well. Now, the only thing standing in the campaign's way is raising the funds necessary&mdash;around &pound;790,000&mdash;for restoration.</p>... https://archinect.com/news/article/150020531/humanitarian-emergency-michael-greenberg-looks-inside-new-york-city-s-housing-crisis "Humanitarian emergency": Michael Greenberg looks inside New York City’s housing crisis Alexander Walter 2017-08-01T15:47:00-04:00 >2017-08-01T15:49:19-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p5/p5bwehe5g283tly4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p5/p5bwehe5g283tly4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p5/p5bwehe5g283tly4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p5/p5bwehe5g283tly4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>New York City is in the throes of a humanitarian emergency, a term defined by the Humanitarian Coalition of large international aid organizations as &ldquo;an event or series of events that represents a critical threat to the health, safety, security or wellbeing of a community or other large group of people.&rdquo; New York&rsquo;s is [...] a &ldquo;complex emergency&rdquo;: man-made and shaped by a combination of forces that have led to a large-scale &ldquo;displacement of populations&rdquo; from their homes.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"What makes the crisis especially startling," author Michael Greenberg continues in his latest piece for <em>The New York Review of Books</em>, "is that New York has the most progressive housing laws in the country and a mayor who has made tenants&rsquo; rights and affordable housing a central focus of his administration."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150013785/the-high-line-launches-new-network-platform-to-help-future-parks-avoid-their-mistakes The High Line launches new network platform to help future parks avoid their mistakes Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-06-21T15:24:00-04:00 >2017-06-22T13:20:02-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wp/wpdxh61jzce3dkza.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wp/wpdxh61jzce3dkza.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wp/wpdxh61jzce3dkza.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wp/wpdxh61jzce3dkza.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Now, Hammond has embarked on a new project: the High Line Network, an organization, which just launched a brand new website. Its aim? To help cities working on their industrial adaptive reuse projects learn from the High Line&rsquo;s stumbles&ndash;and from each other.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In many ways, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2191/high-line" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Line</a> has been an undeniable success. Phenomenally popular, it has become one of the leading attractions in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/160/new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York</a> and has brought about a massive wave of development to the area. The flip side of this however, if not yet obvious, is that the project has also been lodged with complaints of spurring gentrification in the surrounding neighborhoods and has become emblematic of the widening class divide existing in the city.&nbsp;</p> <p>Many of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149992511/ultimately-we-failed-robert-hammond-co-founder-of-the-high-line-on-the-park-s-relationship-to-the-chelsea-community" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">those involved in its creation have begun to express some remorse</a> over the unintended consequences that have come about from the adaptive reuse project. With new variations on the idea popping up, from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150008931/korea-s-high-line-the-mvrdv-designed-skygarden-opens-in-seoul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seoul's new Skygarden</a> to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150004888/rejecting-modernist-master-planning-notions-mad-s-milan-master-plan-repurposes-dilapidated-rail-yards-by-symbiosis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAD's repurposing of dilapidated rail yards in MIlan</a>, Robert Hammond, one of the founders of Friends of the High Line, has embarked on a new project, the High Line Network. The goal of the organization is to create a platform for new infrastructural re-use projects to share information so that they can avoid so...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150011003/two-arrested-in-oakland-ghost-ship-case Two arrested in Oakland Ghost Ship case Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-06-05T20:50:00-04:00 >2017-06-06T13:15:43-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/if/ifa02m1iwglz4z9t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/if/ifa02m1iwglz4z9t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/if/ifa02m1iwglz4z9t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/if/ifa02m1iwglz4z9t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Leaseholder Derick Almena and tenant Max Harris each were charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in the December fire at Oakland's Ghost Ship warehouse, said Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Back in December, tragedy struck as a blaze broke out during a show at Oakland's Ghost Ship&mdash;a DIY-venue located in a two-story warehouse. One of the two exits had been blocked, leading to chaos as party-goers attempted to exit to safety. The incident lead to the devastating loss of 36 young men and woman.&nbsp;</p><p>The leaseholder, Derick Almena, and the tenant, Max Harris, received much criticism for the incident, having endangered both the concert-goers and those living in the warehouse by not ensuring the site was up to code. Assistant District Attorney Teresa Drenick said the two men "knowingly created a fire trap with inadequate means of escape. They then filled that area with human beings and are now facing the consequences of their action." The two were arrested earlier today and each faces up to 39 years in prison if convicted of all charges.&nbsp;</p><p>Back when the incident happened, it prompted discussions of the safety and vitality of DIY venues such as Ghost Ship, and focused attention on t...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150007064/is-yimbyism-the-proper-antidote-to-nimbyism-or-should-we-throw-these-terms-out-altogether Is YIMBYism the proper antidote to NIMBYism? or should we throw these terms out altogether? Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-11T19:06:00-04:00 >2017-05-12T13:25:29-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yl/ylfyljq3rd6j5lyi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yl/ylfyljq3rd6j5lyi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yl/ylfyljq3rd6j5lyi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yl/ylfyljq3rd6j5lyi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Trauss's followers live by the neoliberal belief that deregulation and building more housing, even if it's only affordable to the richest of the rich, will trickle down and eventually make housing affordable for all. Her vision is Reagonomics "dressed up in a progressive sheep's costume," according to Becker. But Trauss's "fresh approach" to the dilemma of exploding housing costs has got conservative libertarians and lefty media outlets alike foaming at the mouth for more.</p></em><br /><br /><p>San Francisco, and the surrounding Bay Area, has long been the example around which issues of gentrification are discussed and cited. While it is far from being the only city to deal with an influx of wealth and the subsequent displacement of local residents, its role as the center of the tech boom has given the area one of brightest spotlights in regards to these questions. In a recent article put out by <em>Truth-Out</em>, the authors discuss the rise of a new (according to the authors) approach to solving housing crises&mdash;YIMBYism. YIMBYism stands for Yes-In-My-Backyard and is meant to designate a positive stance on development. It is an approach, as characterized by the authors, as being along the lines of trickle-down economics&mdash;the idea being that&nbsp;building more housing, even if it's only affordable to higher-income earners, will eventually make housing more affordable for all.&nbsp;</p><p>The article focuses on the conservatives running this movement claiming that they have become the "Alt-Right" of ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150002869/silicon-valley-is-creating-a-homeless-crisis-in-rural-california Silicon Valley is creating a homeless crisis in rural California Nicholas Korody 2017-04-13T12:40:00-04:00 >2017-04-13T12:40:25-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/05/054ahu7vsd2fqxd3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/05/054ahu7vsd2fqxd3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/05/054ahu7vsd2fqxd3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/05/054ahu7vsd2fqxd3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>California&rsquo;s Central Valley is best known for supplying nearly 25% of the country&rsquo;s food, including 40% of the fruit and nuts consumed each year. Yet today, backcountry places such as Patterson, population 22,000, are experiencing an increase in homelessness that can be traced, in part, to an unlikely sounding source: Silicon Valley.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As home prices rise staggeringly high in Silicon Valley and San Jose, aspiring homeowners have increasingly headed inland to the agricultural regions of the Central Valley, which lie alongside the I-5. In towns like Patterson, rents have risen from $900 to $1,600 over three years, forcing more and more people out of homes and into the street. According to the last census, in the county at large, there are&nbsp;1,400 homeless people with nearly 18,000 at threat of becoming homeless.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149993619/herzog-de-meuron-s-6-am-is-a-late-bloomer-reaching-completion-in-2035 Herzog & de Meuron's "6 AM" is a late bloomer, reaching completion in 2035 Julia Ingalls 2017-02-23T19:28:00-05:00 >2017-02-24T21:31:03-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nz/nzgsyya09go2hsnh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nz/nzgsyya09go2hsnh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nz/nzgsyya09go2hsnh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nz/nzgsyya09go2hsnh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Two 58-story towers, eighteen years and two billion dollars make up the fundamental elements of Herzog &amp; de Meuron's city-like mixed-used development "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971213/needle-exchange-a-look-at-herzog-de-meuron-s-transformative-needle-tower-development-in-dtla-s-arts-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">6 AM</a>," which, while beginning its first phase of construction in 2018 in downtown L.A.'s Arts District, won't be finished until its principal architects are both 85 years old.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/44/44ylymhzsz04mhu4.jpg"></p><p>The wait should be worth it, though: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980645/mia-lehrer-discusses-her-long-running-history-with-the-la-river-s-redevelopment-on-our-final-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mia Lehrer</a> will be providing the landscape architecture, while the project's seven buildings will include space for arts and performance, retail, a public/private school, a hotel and of course, plenty of apartments. The delay does prompt the question: will Los Angeles' Arts District still be the Arts District by then, or will it just be an evocative placard in&nbsp;2.8 million square gentrified feet?</p><p>h/t <a href="https://archpaper.com/2017/02/6am-development-herzog-de-meuron-details/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archpaper</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149992511/ultimately-we-failed-robert-hammond-co-founder-of-the-high-line-on-the-park-s-relationship-to-the-chelsea-community "Ultimately, we failed"—Robert Hammond, co-founder of the High Line, on the park's relationship to the Chelsea community Nicholas Korody 2017-02-17T12:24:00-05:00 >2017-06-21T17:37:33-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/23/23uiq7ltu50ovbjh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/23/23uiq7ltu50ovbjh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/23/23uiq7ltu50ovbjh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/23/23uiq7ltu50ovbjh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>&ldquo;We were from the community. We wanted to do it for the neighborhood,&rdquo; states Robert Hammond, a co-founder of the High Line in an <a href="http://www.citylab.com/cityfixer/2017/02/the-high-lines-next-balancing-act-fair-and-affordable-development/515391/?utm_source=nl__link3_020717" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interview</a> with City Lab. &ldquo;Ultimately, we failed.&rdquo;</p> <p>The High Line might be popular, but it hasn&rsquo;t really benefited its adjacent community. Visitors are overwhelmingly tourists&mdash;and overwhelmingly white, despite the fact that one-third of the residents of Chelsea are people of color.</p> <p>In the interview, they discuss the displacements that usually attend such high-profile design interventions, which are increasingly gaining favor in municipal governments.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149983662/inventively-clad-gentrification-in-the-form-of-bordeaux-s-urban-dock Inventively-clad gentrification in the form of Bordeaux's "Urban Dock" Julia Ingalls 2016-12-22T13:13:00-05:00 >2017-01-01T16:29:46-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cx/cxb1x974xu23z762.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cx/cxb1x974xu23z762.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cx/cxb1x974xu23z762.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cx/cxb1x974xu23z762.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Take an abandoned industrial neighborhood in Bordeaux, France, affix a masterplan by urbanist Nicholas Michelin to it, and then add in an inventive cladding system over a 56-unit apartment building, and you have the fundamental makings of "Urban Dock," a recently completed project by&nbsp;Hamonic + Masson &amp; Associ&eacute;s. The title is rooted in a metaphor, the kind of idealistic gentrification that parachutes into a depressed urban swath and attempts to liven things up. Whatever one's feelings about that, the undulating series of extruded porches and shifting color schemes is eye-catching:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s0/s0j18sy0afkb9sy4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/va/varubixcdm9qvo1j.jpg"></p><p>As a press release explains, "The building is clad in metal, which is occasionally perforated in order to allow loggias to appear whilst also highlighting the articulation of projections and recesses, creating intriguing vertical patterns. The cladding also produces an iridescent &lsquo;double skin&rsquo; with different transparencies and a shell-like effect, with a shimmering exterior that provides a contrast to the wh...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149972316/we-are-building-our-way-to-hell-tales-of-gentrification-around-the-world ‘We are building our way to hell’: tales of gentrification around the world Orhan Ayyüce 2016-10-05T19:23:00-04:00 >2016-10-10T21:18:46-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q2/q2ewh0zbtsji1rkc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q2/q2ewh0zbtsji1rkc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q2/q2ewh0zbtsji1rkc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q2/q2ewh0zbtsji1rkc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>My issue is not with areas being improved, it is how gentrification is about one demographic of our society changing an area for themselves and not for the benefit of everyone.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>Portland, US: &lsquo;We are currently building our way to hell&rsquo;</strong></p><p>&ldquo;I am a 70 year old carpenter and I have seen more decay in the quality of life in the last three years in&nbsp;<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/portland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Portland</a>, Oregon &ndash; pearl of culture in the Great Northwest &ndash; with the one-term mayor &lsquo;Chainsaw Charlie Hales&rsquo; who was previously a lobbyist for the the &lsquo;home builders&rsquo; &ndash; read developers. Towers built into the sky on alluvial soil &ndash; the stuff that turns to pudding in an earthquake. Hundred-year-old classic neighbourhoods injected with &lsquo;cereal box&rsquo; buildings invalidating residents&rsquo; privacy and daylight.</p><p>From my perspective, I would call this a travesty: &lsquo;Bankers gone wild&rsquo;. A spreadsheet vision of creating investments that spread the risk, with total disregard for community culture which, prior to this, was well protected by zoning. The people here have a campaign called&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stopdemolishingportland.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stop demolishing Portland</a>. Such beauty is being replaced by such tastelessness, as though the reason the people want to live here is to be housed like gerbi...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149971231/great-brutalist-buildings-it-turns-out-have-soul "Great brutalist buildings, it turns out, have soul" Julia Ingalls 2016-09-29T13:27:00-04:00 >2016-10-09T17:17:22-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3b/3brhpk73nc5vebfh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3b/3brhpk73nc5vebfh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3b/3brhpk73nc5vebfh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3b/3brhpk73nc5vebfh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In this thoughtful ode to the unexpected charms of brutalism, <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/sep/28/grey-pride-brutalist-architecture-back-in-style" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Felix Salmon</a> explores why the formerly nightmarish architectural style is experiencing a renaissance, or at least a renewed appreciation. Salmon's observation that ubiquitous, unimaginative glass towers have replaced brutalism as the new hated icon of class strife is ace:</p><p>"The international style evolved, and not well. What used to be aspirational started becoming an in-your-face statement of conspicuous consumption. The gauche gaudiness of was embraced not only where you might expect it (the Wynn towers of Las Vegas, say), but also in places with real history, such as New York City. Go to Columbus Circle today, for instance, and you&rsquo;ll see Christian de Portzamparc&rsquo;s billionaire condos at <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/71438/one57" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One57</a> face off against 'a 1950s international style glass skyscraper in a 1980s gold lame party dress,' as Muschamp described&nbsp;the Trump International Hotel. Such erections generate almost as much hatred today as the worst mistakes of brut...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149967668/mapping-how-la-s-expanding-metro-network-fuels-gentrification-or-not Mapping how LA's expanding Metro network fuels gentrification (or not) Alexander Walter 2016-09-09T14:01:00-04:00 >2016-09-14T00:24:08-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u4/u455ymoo8ufy15nu.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u4/u455ymoo8ufy15nu.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u4/u455ymoo8ufy15nu.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u4/u455ymoo8ufy15nu.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Researchers from the Urban Displacement project, a joint UCLA and UC Berkeley effort, recently released a gentrification map of Los Angeles. They examined the city from 1990 to 2000 and up to 2015, focusing on neighborhoods near transit stops. The goal was to see if these areas saw higher rents and more displacement than other areas. The answer? Yes &mdash; with some exceptions.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Some of the UCLA researchers' key findings for Los Angeles Country (via the project's website, urbandisplacement.org):</p><ul><li><em>Our analysis found that areas around transit stations are changing and that many of the changes are in direction of neighborhood upscaling and gentrification.</em></li><li><em>Examining the changes from 2000 to 2013, we find that relative to non-transit areas, transit neighborhoods are more associated with higher increases in whites, college educated, higher income households and greater increases in the cost of rent. Conversely, transit neighborhoods are associated with greater losses in disadvantaged populations including individuals with less than a high school diploma and lower income households.</em></li><li><em>The impacts of changes vary across locations but the biggest impacts seem to be around the Downtown areas where transit-oriented development interacts with other interventions aiming to revitalize the urban form.</em></li></ul><p>Click <a href="http://www.urbandisplacement.org/map/la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> for the interactive LA map. &mdash;&nbsp;Looking for the SF Bay Area map inste...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149965280/los-angeles-urban-core-is-full-unlike-most-other-major-u-s-cities Los Angeles' urban core is full (unlike most other major U.S. cities) Julia Ingalls 2016-08-25T13:39:00-04:00 >2016-09-03T13:46:20-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4m/4msbjn2a38qyfl67.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4m/4msbjn2a38qyfl67.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4m/4msbjn2a38qyfl67.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4m/4msbjn2a38qyfl67.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>This isn't your grandfather's urbanization: population figures in major U.S. cities, which on the whole are on the uptick after declining in the 1960s, are adding residents not to their already built urban cores but rather in the form greenfield sprawl, which makes use of farmland and lightly developed suburban housing tracts. The big exception? Los Angeles, whose urban core <a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2016/07/07/urbanization_has_mostly_meant_growth_in_suburbs_not_center_cities.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slate</a> pronounces full. Here's more detail from the piece:</p><p><em>A new and illuminating&nbsp;analysis by Yonah Freemark, a project manager at Chicago&rsquo;s Metropolitan Planning Council and the author of the Transport Politic blog&mdash;well worth reading in full&mdash;reveals some important trends in the past half-century of city-building...</em></p><p><em>&nbsp;&ldquo;The average of the 100 largest cities grew by 48 percent overall,&rdquo; Freemark notes. &ldquo;Yet the average&nbsp;city also&nbsp;<em>lost&nbsp;</em>28 percent of its residents within&nbsp;its neighborhoods that were built up in 1960.&rdquo;&nbsp;That&rsquo;s not just true in Youngstown and Detroit, post-industrial Rust Belt cities that have struggled with...</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149965122/brooklyn-say-hello-to-your-new-neighbors Brooklyn, say hello to your new neighbors! Alexander Walter 2016-08-24T18:10:00-04:00 >2016-08-25T16:53:31-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/204693f569a77ca51f4ae9642b08df52?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/204693f569a77ca51f4ae9642b08df52?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/204693f569a77ca51f4ae9642b08df52?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/204693f569a77ca51f4ae9642b08df52?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>You&rsquo;ve always wanted to call Brooklyn home. But it&rsquo;s complicated. You&rsquo;re not really the pioneering type. Brooklyn can be rough around the edges. Amenities are lacking. We understand. Industrial-chic finishes are important in life. So are 25-year tax abatements. And European-style, car-sized parking turntables.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Failed Architecture takes a closer look at Brooklyn's wildly sprouting 'developer architecture':</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/21/21bbb923e7031b647d54c8b26c560c76.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d3/d3602ab9b587c626f54b6def3c000b4f.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8f/8f1fe7bad6bc179be03b54834174db42.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cf/cfba7c338867ef0f862ac431fdda313e.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/74/74fcfcc084213d17b18ec2bee9a53734.jpg"></p><p>Photographs by Cameron Blaylock. Find many more examples of <em>subtle contextualism</em> over on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.failedarchitecture.com/photo-essay-brooklyns-new-everyday-architecture-for-the-1/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">failedarchitecture.com</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949634/5-myths-about-gentrification-according-to-a-gsapp-urban-planning-professor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5 myths about gentrification, according to a GSAPP urban planning professor</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948676/a-tale-of-two-parks-debate-rages-over-a-new-plan-for-a-maker-park-in-brooklyn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tale of two parks: debate rages over a new plan for a "Maker Park" in Brooklyn</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142358854/an-apartment-boom-grows-in-brooklyn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An apartment boom grows in Brooklyn</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149959341/contemporary-art-gentrification-artwashing Contemporary art + gentrification = 'artwashing'? Nicholas Korody 2016-07-22T13:16:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T23:47:39-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6z/6zsiz4ashmalp0g9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6z/6zsiz4ashmalp0g9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6z/6zsiz4ashmalp0g9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6z/6zsiz4ashmalp0g9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Artwashing. What a great new political watchword. As in, watch out that your neighbourhood doesn&rsquo;t get &ldquo;artwashed&rdquo; too. Just look how Tate Modern has wrecked London and how the Guggenheim trashed Bilbao. Get away, ye galleries! Let&rsquo;s keep urban wastelands as bleak as they already are! It&rsquo;s a neat reversal of the thinking that has seen cities all over the world embrace art galleries, museums and biennials in pursuit of regeneration.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The editorial hones in on struggles by residents of the Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights to push back against a rapid influx of galleries, which they view as the avant-garde of gentrification.</p><p>For more on the community's efforts to resist becoming the next Silverlake/Echo Park/Culver City/etc., check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958163/boyle-heights-activists-want-all-art-galleries-to-gtfo-of-their-neighborhood" target="_blank">Boyle Heights activists want all art galleries to GTFO of their neighborhood</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949634/5-myths-about-gentrification-according-to-a-gsapp-urban-planning-professor" target="_blank">5 myths about gentrification, according to a GSAPP urban planning professor</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941499/how-a-group-of-boyle-heights-residents-are-fighting-gentrification" target="_blank">How a group of Boyle Heights residents are fighting gentrification</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943937/a-telltale-sign-of-gentrification-in-los-angeles" target="_blank">A telltale sign of gentrification in Los Angeles</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149958163/boyle-heights-activists-want-all-art-galleries-to-gtfo-of-their-neighborhood Boyle Heights activists want all art galleries to GTFO of their neighborhood Justine Testado 2016-07-15T17:57:00-04:00 >2016-07-19T12:35:51-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kw/kwq64eauwim9ky4z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kw/kwq64eauwim9ky4z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kw/kwq64eauwim9ky4z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kw/kwq64eauwim9ky4z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>"We&rsquo;re not against art or culture," [says Boyle Heights activist Maga Miranda.] "...But the art galleries are part of a broader effort by planners and politicians and developers who want to artwash gentrification." "We&rsquo;re saying that they need to make a bigger effort to amplify the voices of the people that are gonna be most affected by this, and that doesn&rsquo;t happen to be artists in this situation. It happens to be people who can&rsquo;t afford to live here anymore."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Amid widespread gentrification in LA, activists in Boyle Heights have been scrutinizing the art galleries that set up shop there in recent years &mdash; including significant spaces like Self Help Graphics, which helped put the Eastside neighborhood on the cultural map.&nbsp;While activists want to prevent developers from taking control and &ldquo;artwashing gentrification&rdquo;, some gallery owners have expressed mixed reactions. The debate gets even more convoluted considering that some activists are also working artists.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949634/5-myths-about-gentrification-according-to-a-gsapp-urban-planning-professor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5 myths about gentrification, according to a GSAPP urban planning professor</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943937/a-telltale-sign-of-gentrification-in-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A telltale sign of gentrification in Los Angeles</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941499/how-a-group-of-boyle-heights-residents-are-fighting-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How a group of Boyle Heights residents are fighting gentrification</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143132832/how-l-a-can-reboot-its-creative-economy-so-artists-can-actually-live-in-town" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How L.A. can reboot its "creative economy" so artists can actually live in town</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149954987/la-s-donut-time-the-lgbtq-landmark-in-tangerine-is-now-permanently-closed LA's Donut Time, the LGBTQ landmark in “Tangerine”, is now permanently closed Justine Testado 2016-06-29T18:29:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T21:41:35-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nz/nz5g0791qlnh6271.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nz/nz5g0791qlnh6271.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nz/nz5g0791qlnh6271.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nz/nz5g0791qlnh6271.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Anyone who's seen the iPhone-shot feature Tangerine or cruised by the doughnut shop at night knows that Donut Time wasn't just another of Los Angeles' dozens of purveyors of sweet, glazed pastries. Much more significant than that, it had long served as a haven for sex workers &mdash; many of them transgender women &mdash; who make a living on the streets nearby. "I didn't think it would ever go away. It's really sad," [Tangerine director Sean] Baker says. "I think the film caught an end to an era."</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to <a href="http://laist.com/2016/06/28/donut_time.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAist</a>, Donut Time's closure may be related to a massive mixed-use development proposed for that stretch along Santa Monica Boulevard, where (of course) gentrification is on the rise. It's not yet known if anything will replace Donut Time.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953892/stonewall-inn-formally-declared-as-national-monument" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stonewall Inn formally declared as national monument</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953536/queer-space-after-pulse-archinect-sessions-69-ft-special-guests-james-rojas-and-susan-surface" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Queer Space, After Pulse: Archinect Sessions #69 ft. special guests James Rojas and Susan Surface</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944866/apple-store-to-take-over-historic-theater-in-downtown-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple store to take over historic theater in Downtown Los Angeles</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141449075/carry-out-world-s-first-taco-bell-is-being-rescued-from-demolition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carry out: world's first Taco Bell is being rescued from demolition</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149953526/is-los-angeles-becoming-a-real-city Is Los Angeles becoming a "real" city? Julia Ingalls 2016-06-23T13:35:00-04:00 >2016-08-31T14:30:18-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wq/wqij3dyzg2uihza6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wq/wqij3dyzg2uihza6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wq/wqij3dyzg2uihza6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wq/wqij3dyzg2uihza6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Could Los Angeles grow to become a &ldquo;real city&rdquo; like New York or London? Last year, LA gained at least 50,000 people, according to a recent report from the California Department of Finance, pushing the population to more than 4 million people for the first time in the city&rsquo;s history.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Part of the appeal of Los Angeles has been its refusal to be like other cities. For years, its objective "center" was a forbidding cluster of office towers with near zero street life, while in outlying, low-density neighborhoods, people partied in back yards that ran up against wildlife preserves, hiking trails, and quaint man-made lakes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mk/mknj49a6tsicgbpi.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zn/znizf8f91o6wvkmu.jpg"></p><p>However, as other big, traditionally urban U.S. cities gradually became stupidly unaffordable (looking at you,<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/12384/new-york-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> New York</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/224/san-francisco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">San Francisco</a>) and Moby wrote that <a href="http://creativetimereports.org/2014/02/03/moby-los-angeles-first-city-of-the-apocalypse/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">one Op-Ed</a>, a sizable number of creative-class types decided to try their luck in a place with what then had half the rental costs and much more temperate weather.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6b/6bakcyosale0z8hd.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r3/r35taikvbq304fcp.jpg"></p><p>Now, with a rapidly growing subway system and a still undaunted, ebullient vibe, L.A. may be starting to take itself seriously as a city, which ironically could be its undoing, or the impetus for spectacular urban development. If history is any guide, it will be both, creating the newest weird, beautiful, idiosyncratic iteration we co...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149950464/non-sibi-sed-aliis Non sibi sed aliis Nam Henderson 2016-06-09T03:15:00-04:00 >2016-06-09T06:16:48-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mn/mnx5htikxn286yxn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mn/mnx5htikxn286yxn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mn/mnx5htikxn286yxn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mn/mnx5htikxn286yxn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>An approach called Projective Preservation brings speculation about the future into a dialectical relationship with preservation of a city&rsquo;s historic and pre-existing environments. Historic architecture, sites and cities can and should be preserved, but they must also be open to reinterpretation and adaptation to meet the needs of present and future generations.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l5/l54cnlrc78fqodlg.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kl/klgd3owdpegh0xrc.jpg"></p><p>Ryan Madson (an urban planner and landscape designer who also teaches architecture at SCAD &mdash; Savannah College of Art and Design)&nbsp;published an essay digging into authenticity, "<em>memory values</em>"&nbsp;and the&nbsp;"<em>paradox of mainstream preservation ideologies</em>". He also proposes '<em>Projective Preservation'</em>&nbsp; an alternative approach.<em>&nbsp;</em>Along&nbsp;with&nbsp;<strong>A </strong>(5 point, draft)<strong> Manifesto for Savannah</strong><strong>*</strong></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149949634/5-myths-about-gentrification-according-to-a-gsapp-urban-planning-professor 5 myths about gentrification, according to a GSAPP urban planning professor Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-06T12:57:00-04:00 >2016-06-14T00:32:47-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5p/5p1kiteh3e6787hi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5p/5p1kiteh3e6787hi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5p/5p1kiteh3e6787hi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5p/5p1kiteh3e6787hi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>my research shows that longtime residents aren&rsquo;t more likely to move when their neighborhood gentrifies; sometimes they&rsquo;re actually less likely to leave [...] In a 2009 study, I found that gentrifying neighborhoods are more racially diverse than non-gentrifying ones. [...] To be sure, market forces help change commerce in gentrifying neighborhoods. But often lurking behind the &ldquo;invisible hand&rdquo; are activists and policymakers who wish to nudge the market to produce certain outcomes.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Lance Freeman's research at GSAPP focuses on issues related to gentrification, affordable housing, and race. Watch the&nbsp;<em>Washington Post</em>'s video below, summing up the myths:</p><p></p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title='A tale of two parks: debate rages over a new plan for a "Maker Park" in Brooklyn' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948676/a-tale-of-two-parks-debate-rages-over-a-new-plan-for-a-maker-park-in-brooklyn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tale of two parks: debate rages over a new plan for a "Maker Park" in Brooklyn</a></li><li><a title="A telltale sign of gentrification in Los Angeles" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943937/a-telltale-sign-of-gentrification-in-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A telltale sign of gentrification in Los Angeles</a></li><li><a title="How a group of Boyle Heights residents are fighting gentrification" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941499/how-a-group-of-boyle-heights-residents-are-fighting-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How a group of Boyle Heights residents are fighting gentrification</a></li><li><a title="Luxury UK student housing is on the rise, and with it, gentrification fears" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937221/luxury-uk-student-housing-is-on-the-rise-and-with-it-gentrification-fears" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luxury UK student housing is on the rise, and with it, gentrification fears</a></li><li><a title='As "gayborhoods" gentrify, LGBTQ people move into conservative America' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934132/as-gayborhoods-gentrify-lgbtq-people-move-into-conservative-america" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As "gayborhoods" gentrify, LGBTQ people move into conservative America</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149948676/a-tale-of-two-parks-debate-rages-over-a-new-plan-for-a-maker-park-in-brooklyn A tale of two parks: debate rages over a new plan for a "Maker Park" in Brooklyn Nicholas Korody 2016-05-31T17:39:00-04:00 >2016-06-03T00:58:33-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/32/32lyp640s82xrkyr.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/32/32lyp640s82xrkyr.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/32/32lyp640s82xrkyr.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/32/32lyp640s82xrkyr.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The original plan [for a new park in Brooklyn] would tear down the graveyard of rusting oil refineries that sit on the site, which stretches from Greenpoint to Williamsburg along the East River, and return the reedy riverbank to something closer to nature. The new idea, called Maker Park, would keep the refineries and turn them into a sort of industrial theme park &mdash; &ldquo;a beautiful and otherworldly industrial topography,&rdquo; according to the website of its advocates.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The plot of land in question is along the Bushwick Inlet in Brooklyn.</p><p>The times keep a-changin' in Brooklyn.&nbsp;In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941395/lpc-approves-brooklyn-s-first-1-000-foot-tower-new-renderings-and-details" target="_blank">LPC Approves Brooklyn&rsquo;s First 1,000+ Foot Tower; New Renderings and Details</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142358854/an-apartment-boom-grows-in-brooklyn" target="_blank">An apartment boom grows in Brooklyn</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141822131/explore-the-history-of-brooklyn-in-one-block" target="_blank">Explore the history of Brooklyn in "One Block"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140807613/first-rendering-revealed-for-brooklyn-s-first-skyscraper" target="_blank">First rendering revealed for Brooklyn's first skyscraper</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149943937/a-telltale-sign-of-gentrification-in-los-angeles A telltale sign of gentrification in Los Angeles Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-05T19:53:00-04:00 >2016-05-08T21:39:10-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/82/82420c9f58b01e7799525433fb7543e4?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/82/82420c9f58b01e7799525433fb7543e4?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/82/82420c9f58b01e7799525433fb7543e4?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/82/82420c9f58b01e7799525433fb7543e4?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>It's not clear where or when this wooden slat revival started exactly, but it was roughly a decade or so ago and has been creeping through Los Angeles like kudzu ever since. In decades to come, it'll be a signifier for the exhaustive pace at which the city has changed in the past 5 to 10 years&mdash;for better or worse. And even though it can be spotted throughout the greater L.A. area or other markets entirely, architectural designer Marc Cucco finds the slat to be "specific to Eastside L.A."</p></em><br /><br /><p>More news on gentrification in Los Angeles:</p><ul><li><a title="How a group of Boyle Heights residents are fighting gentrification" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941499/how-a-group-of-boyle-heights-residents-are-fighting-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How a group of Boyle Heights residents are fighting gentrification</a></li><li><a title="As LA densifies, its iconic roadside restaurants disappear" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146736553/as-la-densifies-its-iconic-roadside-restaurants-disappear" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As LA densifies, its iconic roadside restaurants disappear</a></li><li><a title="Venice Beach's ongoing grapple with the tech titan invasion" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134055238/venice-beach-s-ongoing-grapple-with-the-tech-titan-invasion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice Beach's ongoing grapple with the tech titan invasion</a></li><li><a title="With gentrification, the end of racial segregation moves into LA's Highland Park neighborhood" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123586329/with-gentrification-the-end-of-racial-segregation-moves-into-la-s-highland-park-neighborhood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">With gentrification, the end of racial segregation moves into LA's Highland Park neighborhood</a></li><li><a title="Activists &ldquo;Evict&rdquo; Businesses in Gentrifying L.A. Neighborhood" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115651532/activists-evict-businesses-in-gentrifying-l-a-neighborhood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Activists &ldquo;Evict&rdquo; Businesses in Gentrifying L.A. Neighborhood</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149942220/how-havana-tries-to-come-out-of-its-crumbling-shell-without-betraying-cuba-s-revolutionary-roots How Havana tries to come out of its crumbling shell without betraying Cuba's revolutionary roots Alexander Walter 2016-04-25T19:26:00-04:00 >2016-05-05T23:35:03-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/de/de6ykhjexeypwb4m.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/de/de6ykhjexeypwb4m.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/de/de6ykhjexeypwb4m.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/de/de6ykhjexeypwb4m.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>I&rsquo;m on a walking tour with two dozen international architects and urban designers, as we imagine a theoretical future for Havana. The walk is part of a charrette&mdash;an exercise that gives professionals and community members a voice on urban development when there is no formal mechanism to do so, as has been the case in crumbling Havana. [...] As the Cuban government slowly loosens restrictions on private enterprise, one wonders if the gentrification of Havana is inevitable.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935256/china-and-us-compete-to-invest-in-a-newly-opened-cuba" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">China and US compete to invest in a newly-opened Cuba</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147117709/selling-cuba-gehry-s-already-there" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Selling Cuba (Gehry's already there)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124359173/airbnb-now-open-for-business-in-cuba-despite-anemic-internet-access" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb now open for business in Cuba, despite anemic internet access</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149941499/how-a-group-of-boyle-heights-residents-are-fighting-gentrification How a group of Boyle Heights residents are fighting gentrification Nicholas Korody 2016-04-19T20:32:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T23:00:08-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5c/5cm7pbcvaewi9wcs.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5c/5cm7pbcvaewi9wcs.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5c/5cm7pbcvaewi9wcs.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5c/5cm7pbcvaewi9wcs.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>A realtor who invited clients to tour the neighbourhood for bargain properties and enjoy &ldquo;artisanal treats&rdquo; felt the backlash within hours. &ldquo;I can&rsquo;t help but hope that your 60-minute bike ride is a total disaster and that everyone who eats your artisanal treats pukes immediately,&rdquo; said one message. &ldquo;Stay outta my fucking hood,&rdquo; said another. Fearing violence, the realtor cancelled the event. [...] Welcome to Boyle Heights &ndash; or not, depending on how locals view you.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more from the front lines of urban gentrification, check out past Archinect articles:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/139482631/in-tempestuous-london-design-leads-the-evolution-archinect-s-report-from-the-front-lines-of-the-london-design-festival" target="_blank">In tempestuous London, design leads the evolution: Archinect's report from the front lines of the London Design Festival</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/113965543/invasion-a-first-hand-view-of-gentrification-in-san-francisco" target="_blank">Invasion: A First-Hand View of Gentrification in San Francisco</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937221/luxury-uk-student-housing-is-on-the-rise-and-with-it-gentrification-fears" target="_blank">Luxury UK student housing is on the rise, and with it, gentrification fears</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147290493/planning-war-zone-the-battle-for-l-a" target="_blank">Planning War Zone: The Battle for L.A.</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143132832/how-l-a-can-reboot-its-creative-economy-so-artists-can-actually-live-in-town" target="_blank">How L.A. can reboot its "creative economy" so artists can actually live in town</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149937221/luxury-uk-student-housing-is-on-the-rise-and-with-it-gentrification-fears Luxury UK student housing is on the rise, and with it, gentrification fears Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-30T12:43:00-04:00 >2016-03-30T12:43:45-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i3/i37xfdpwqiaspifa.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i3/i37xfdpwqiaspifa.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i3/i37xfdpwqiaspifa.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i3/i37xfdpwqiaspifa.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>"Students are the advanced guard of creating that activity, that buzz. They help make it easier to persuade other businesses and investors there is something going on here.&rdquo; Not everyone is convinced. [...] &ldquo;Universities are now aping the private sector by building this top-end stuff, so a lot of students feel priced out. You can&rsquo;t blame private companies, but universities have a got a different role. They should try to provide affordable options and not act like property developers.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Viennese student dorms may Passively House refugees" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139461710/viennese-student-dorms-may-passively-house-refugees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Viennese student dorms may Passively House refugees</a></li><li><a title="Homework and Jacuzzis as Dorms Move to McMansions in California" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/27359669/homework-and-jacuzzis-as-dorms-move-to-mcmansions-in-california" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Homework and Jacuzzis as Dorms Move to McMansions in California</a></li><li><a title="New Philadelphians and the end of gentrification guilt" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138339683/new-philadelphians-and-the-end-of-gentrification-guilt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Philadelphians and the end of gentrification guilt</a></li><li><a title="Those hipster millennials might not be the true gentrifiers of U.S. neighborhoods" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130260144/those-hipster-millennials-might-not-be-the-true-gentrifiers-of-u-s-neighborhoods" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Those hipster millennials might not be the true gentrifiers of U.S. neighborhoods</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149937018/austin-mayor-steve-adler-on-the-city-s-growing-pains Austin Mayor Steve Adler on the city's growing pains Justine Testado 2016-03-29T13:44:00-04:00 >2016-03-30T13:39:54-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r7/r7pryap6kar6e6k7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r7/r7pryap6kar6e6k7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r7/r7pryap6kar6e6k7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r7/r7pryap6kar6e6k7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>We&rsquo;re growing faster than any other metropolitan area in the country, and we have been for the last five years...And the challenges are, with all the growth that we&rsquo;re having, we&rsquo;re going to stop being the city that we imagine that we are, that we remember being. We have to grow to be the city that we still recognize. So those challenges are not optional challenges for us to deal with, they&rsquo;re the challenges for us to deal with.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As Austin rapidly becomes an "it" city, how will the city keep its character? <em>Metropolis</em> talks with Austin Mayor Steve Adler about the multiple challenges ahead.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935978/seven-u-s-cities-competing-to-be-the-smartest-in-urban-transit-systems" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seven U.S. cities competing to be the "smartest" in urban transit systems</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149506749/guns-in-the-studio-texas-new-campus-carry-law-prompted-architecture-dean-fritz-steiner-to-resign-he-joins-us-to-discuss-the-law-s-effect-on-architecture-education-on-archinect-sessions-55" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guns in the Studio: Texas' new campus carry law prompted Architecture Dean Fritz Steiner to resign. He joins us to discuss the law's effect on architecture education, on Archinect Sessions #55</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140157923/entrepreneurs-look-to-tackle-austin-s-traffic-woes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entrepreneurs look to tackle Austin's traffic woes</a></p>