Author Archives: Lewis McCrary

The Yelp Index of Economic Growth

Can crowdsourcing compete with government data?

Who Are the Most Influential Urbanists?

A new poll lists 100 people—past and present—who have shaped our built environment.

The Making of Horizonal America

Words on the Street highlights the best writing on the built environment.

The Surprisingly Walkable Jersey Shore

Many old beach towns realize the highest ideals of urbanism.

Golden Age of Classicism

Notre Dame’s architecture school is rebuilding the traditional city.

Do We Need More Roads and Bridges?

Words on the Street highlights the best writing on cities from around the web.

How Tourism Is Killing Venice

Words on the Street highlights the best writing on cities from around the web.

When Did We Stop Building Cities For People?

Words on the Street highlights the best writing on cities we’ve encountered this week.

Why 19th-Century Design Makes People Happy

Words on the Street highlights the best writing on urbanism we’ve encountered this week.

Bring Back Penn Station

Let New York’s rail hub be a temple—not a rats’ nest of tunnels.

Don’t Miss This Post-Election Conversation

A week after voters go to the polls, leading realists will gather to discuss the future of U.S. foreign policy.

Modernism, Food, and Public Space

Why privately-owned plazas fail the comfort test

What Is a Suburb, Anyway?

Good, walkable urbanism matters more for a neighborhood than an arbitrary labeling of city or suburb.

Tomb of the Four Freedoms

New York’s cold monument to FDR’s internationalist vision

9/11 Postmodern Memorial Failure?

In the December issue of First Things, editor R.R. Reno discusses his recent …

Singing from an iPad Hymnal

Evangelical churches have made use of technology like PowerPoint for years, but …

Israeli Writer Amos Oz on Knowing One’s Home

NPR’s Tom Ashbrook interviewed Israeli novelist Amos Oz this week. Besides Oz’s …

Do you know any Episcopalians?

On the day when all the headlines are about the UN’s official …

Getting Realist with Robert Merry

A veteran of Washington journalism takes on The National Interest

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