New Urbanism

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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.

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The Localist Manifesto

How to bring “thereness” back to the American city

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Roadblock on Main Street

How federal housing policies run downtowns out of business

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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.

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Why Conservatives Must Engage Urbanism

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

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Love Is the Answer to Empire

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

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What If You Live in a Bad City?

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

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Empowering local institutions can strengthen communities divided by distrust.

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