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Race and Place in America

Empowering local institutions can strengthen communities divided by distrust.

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New Urbanism of the Soul

Architect Philip Bess on faith, reason, and urban design

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To Make Streets Safe, Make Them Dangerous

A century of separating cars from people taught all the wrong lessons.

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Time Heals (Some) Buildings

In the site’s “Utopia Week” back in April, Gizmodo Urbanist Editor Alissa …

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The Highway Bill’s Bread and Circuses

Last night the Senate passed its version of the highway bill, voting …

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The Sailer and Florida Strategies At Work In New Orleans

I’ve spent much of the past two months in New Orleans on …

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Why Conservatives Should Love the City

In Pew’s recent survey on political polarization in America, there was one finding …

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The suburbs are often attacked from various camps, for their lack of …

As Detroit Prepares for Clear-Cutting, Signs of Hope

Yesterday an Obama administration-convened task force released what the New York Times called …

Why Sprawl Goes Broke, but Cities Rebound

Suburban sprawl often comes under criticism for a variety of aesthetic, environmental, …

Transit Gives Millennials an Off-Ramp From Cars

For generations of young Americans, a driver’s license stood as the ticket …

Killing the School Bus With Density

Over at Atlantic Cities, Sarah Goodyear flags a video about the Cleveland …