[Source: Arizona State University] — Nancy Levinson, director of the Phoenix Urban Research Laboratory (PURL), has been named editor of “Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm.” Levinson will continue in her current role with PURL, a center in the College of Design, in conjunction with her new position with the peer reviewed journal. Places is published by the Design History Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to establish forums for designers, scholars, public officials, and citizens to discuss public spaces. The journal is published three times annually with writings focused on design, the arts, and social sciences.
Levinson will be replacing the journal’s founding editor, Donlyn Lyndon, FAIA, Eva Li Professor Emeritus of Architecture and Urban Design in the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley. Lyndon launched Places in 1983. “Cities are growing rapidly and facing great challenges to do so sustainably,” said Levinson. “I’m excited to be taking on the editorship of Places, one of the few journals devoted to the civic realm.” [Note: To read the full article, click here.]