College of Design

Design Observer: Places Journal



Places is an interdisciplinary journal of contemporary architecture, landscape, and urbanism, with an emphasis on the public realm as physical place and social ideal.


Founded in 1983 as a print journal, Places moved online in 2009. The College of Design is part of a network of partner schools that provides funding and editorial advice to the publication. Places publishes peer-reviewed scholarship as well as topical commentary, observations, reviews and visual portfolios, with new articles every week. The entire print archive is accessible as an online resource for teachers, scholars, and professionals.


To find out more visit Places onlines, subscribe to their e-newsletter, follow @PlacesJournal, or visit them on Facebook.


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College of Design

Saint Paul Offices

32 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-1922

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Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-7525

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