New Urbanism

Killing the City Won’t Save the Small Town

Rural communities need the regional dynamism that metropolitan areas provide.

How a Small Maryland City Is Competing with Georgetown

Frederick, Md. revitalized its 18th century downtown with a flood control project.

An Affordable-Housing Fix

Countering the perception that regular people can’t afford “New Urbanism”

Why I Mourn the Death of the American Mall

These imperfect suburban places provided a place for casual interaction.

How to Stop a Terrorist Who’s Wielding a Car

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

Do We Need More Roads and Bridges?

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The Allure of the DC Streetcar

The older technology makes the bus look obsolete.

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

The Politics of Infrastructure

The key to success lies in walkable urban spaces.

Will Eisenhower Ever Have a Fitting Memorial?

The project’s leaders seemed resigned to mediocrity. Critics want a full reboot.

From Chapels to Condos

Is there still room for the sacred in the city?

Why a Solar Eclipse Has the Heartland Rethinking Alcohol Laws

Two small towns will greet thousands of new tourists—and provide easier access to liquor.

How Employers Impose Their Own Growth Boundaries

The ‘Favored Quarters’ of Southern California have shifted over the years, but remain central to the region’s development.