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The Living New Deal in the News

When the Living New Deal project or our team members make the news, you’ll find it here.

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  • Living New Deal is one of Slate's Top 10 Websites of 2014!
    • January 12, 2015
    • Richard A Walker
    Slate Magazine has chosen livingnewdeal.org as one of its top 10 websites for 2014.  This is a huge honor (especially if you look at the list of nominees) and it shows that word is really getting around about the Living New Deal project. We thank Rebecca Onion, who runs Slate’s history blog, ...
  • When America Invested in Infrastructure: Smithsonian Magazine
    • December 22, 2014
    • Richard A Walker
    The Smithsonian Magazine recently ran a fine article on the legacy of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) by writer Andrea Stone, When America Invested in Infrastructure, These Beautiful Landmarks Were the Result.  The article features wonderful photographs and brief essays about eight famous New Deal structures, such as the Mt. Hood Timberline ...
  • Living New Deal Makes the Boston Globe
    • November 29, 2014
    • Richard A Walker
    We were very pleased that the Living New Deal was acknowledged in a wonderful opinion piece in the Boston Globe on the day after Thanksgiving.  In an editorial entitled, "When public buildings were revered", writer René Loth captures the spirit of the New Deal in asking why Americans no longer value public places as ...
  • Harvey Smith's Berkeley and the New Deal
    • November 13, 2014
    • Richard A Walker
      Harvey Smith's new book, Berkeley and the New Deal (Arcadia Press, 2014) got a nice story in the Contra Costa Times, a suburban paper in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Part of Arcadia's "Images of America" series,  this book is a substantial piece of scholarship by Smith, not just a collection of historic ...
  • The Living New Deal Hits the Blogs
    • November 13, 2014
    • Richard A Walker
    Word about the Living New Deal is getting around in the blog-o-sphere these days, we're happy to report (especially Vox.com).  A recent entry is from MetaFilter Community Weblog, an open forum type of blog with millions of followers. We particularly appreciated the first comment posted there: "All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, ...
  • Santa Monica's Top Five New Deal Landmarks
    • November 13, 2014
    • Richard A Walker
    Living New Deal Research Associate Charles Epting, a student at the University of Southern California, points out the five most prominent WPA projects in the City of Santa Monica for readers of the Santa Monica Mirror in this article.  They are the Santa Monica pier and airport, Santa Monica high ...
  • The New Deal on Route 66
    • November 6, 2014
    • Richard A Walker
    The Living New Deal got a nice mention on the Route 66 News website, which noted several New Deal sites along old Route 66 (when it was still one of America's premier new highways spanning the Great West from Chicago to L.A.).  The author also correctly observed that there are ...
  • The Living New Deal in Houston
    • November 6, 2014
    • Richard A Walker
    We are pleased to see that the Living New Deal got a mention in the Houston Chronicle recently!  Despite its reputation as the nation's most privatized city, Houston actually has many New Deal public works and has invested heavily in public infrastructure recently, including some terrific museums, a light rail ...
  • Living New Deal Hailed on Vox.Com
    • October 30, 2014
    • Richard A Walker
    We are delighted to see that Matthew Iglesias of Vox.com gave a glowing acknowledgement of the Living New Deal is his popular blog & twitter feed, under the heading: See every New Deal project in America, in one map He begins with this: "The Living New Deal Project at UC Berkeley has released an awesome ...
  • Fire Sale of the Post Offices
    • August 8, 2014
    • Richard A Walker
    Gray Brechin's article on the hasty sell-off of US post offices was the featured piece on Consortium News online on August 6th, 2014.  Brechin begins: "In an earlier time, U.S. post offices were more than just places to mail letters. They were noble structures, symbols of democracy, stone-and-mortar testimony to the ...
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