Author Archives: Lewis McCrary

Savannah’s Squares Inspire New Urbanists

It’s nearly 300 years old, but the colonial-era city is still a model for livable cities.

Why No Nobel Prize For Architecture?

The big awards divide the profession into modernists and traditionalists.

Roger Scruton Appointed New Urbanism Fellow at TAC

The distinguished English philosopher will lead our coverage of the built environment.

Drivers Declare War on Walkers

For Pedestrians, Life is Nasty, Brutish—and Too Often Short

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 …

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