New Urbanism

illustration by Michael Hogue

Building an Underclass

How urban planners helped demolish Britain’s working families

Picture of Benito Mussolini and Fascist Blackshirt youth in 1935 in Rome.

When Fascists Tried to Remake Ethiopia

Corbusier courted Mussolini with the same ideas that still devastate American cities.

Tianjin Eco-city

China Greenwashes Le Corbusier

Creating whole cities from scratch is neither environmentally nor socially sustainable.

Original proposal for Blackfriars junction

Bike Highways Aren’t Any Better for City Streets

Cycling urbanists celebrate their own urban carve-outs after rightly decrying the automobile’s.

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Conservatism for the City

Beauty, streetcars, and dual codes are the right ideas for urban policy.

Adam Fagen / Flickr

Five Ways Uber Changes the City

Ride-sharing apps are transforming urban economies beyond the taxi industry.

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Driving in the City

It’s frustrating, often dangerous, and turns us all into despicable human beings.

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What Is a Suburb, Anyway?

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

Taxi Trouble in Texas

Anti-Uber policies in conservative cities threaten the Lone Star state’s laissez faire reputation.

The Localist Manifesto

How to bring “thereness” back to the American city

Roadblock on Main Street

How federal housing policies run downtowns out of business

Traditional Development Is a Municipal Gold Mine

Even the most run-down walkable block can be far more valuable than a shiny new drive-thru.

Why Conservatives Must Engage Urbanism

Now is the moment to shape the next century of community building.

Love Is the Answer to Empire

Reclaiming citizenship means rescuing the color and vitality of home from the march of imperial gray.

What If You Live in a Bad City?

A response to a thought-provoking question from a commenter.

The Conservative Case Against the Suburbs

Unsustainable, government-subsidized sprawl is collapsing under the weight of its own insolvency.