What We're Reading: Our Weekly Reading List, January 15, 2016

A weekly round-up of articles and essays selected by the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy staff. Happy Friday, all!


How to build a "post-Ferguson" police station and how to build better cities. Hint: Beautiful urban architecture boosts health as much as green spaces. Why don't architects listen to their buildings? Building earthquake resilient schools in Nepal.

The world's best concrete buildings. Congratulations Alejandro Aravena on winning the Pritzker Prize for architecture! Renewed Hotel Okura and Louis Kahn's Richard Labs. Architecture in 2015: overcoming a year of fear, best new designs for parks, and the buildings we lost. Naming a street for Bowie

Cuomo announced new Path Through History exhibit highlights FDR and the progressive legacy of the Empire State.

10 of the best gentrification cartoons. On the Four Freedoms: FDR's fighting artist, Arthur Szyk, and Senator Durbin speaks on FDR's "Four Freedoms" Speech.