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Philadelphia’s Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Benjamin Franklin Parkway was supposed to make Philly more like Paris. But it came of age with the automobile.

Posted November 3rd, 2017

The Surprisingly Walkable Jersey Shore

Many old beach towns realize the highest ideals of urbanism.

Posted August 18th, 2017

How to Stop a Terrorist Who’s Wielding a Car

Perhaps we can agree with George Washington University’s Christopher Leinberger and many …

Posted April 12th, 2017

Will Providence Regret Keeping a Divisive Urban Highway?

Some cities are replacing freeways with boulevards, but Rhode Island is putting commuters first.

Posted March 29th, 2017

How Cellular Dead Zones Hurt Rural Towns

Small businesses outside of coverage areas suffer from a lack of communications infrastructure.

Posted March 17th, 2017