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House Republicans’ Asphalt Socialism

The GOP lauds the virtues of the free market—until it’s time to subsidize their cars.

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Church Bells and Gospel Choirs Under Gentrification

Can religious liberty protect black churches from an invasive species of buffered selves?

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When Universities Abandon Education for Buildings

“Starchitects” and administrators enjoy debt-fueled binges on the infrastructure of higher consumerism.

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Kentucky’s Conservative Urbanism

The ordinary folks of Bellevue, Ky. inherited a downtown every bit Brooklyn’s equal.

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Brad Pitt’s Rotting Post-Katrina Modernism—and Ours

Why New Orleans localism beat the world’s most famous architects

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Why Walkability Matters

When did the car triumph over the pedestrian as a symbol of American freedom?

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New Urbs Returns from Dallas

A new generation of conservatives has risen to the defense of walkable neighborhoods and traditional development.

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Building an Underclass

How urban planners helped demolish Britain’s working families

When Fascists Tried to Remake Ethiopia

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

China Greenwashes Le Corbusier

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

Bike Highways Aren’t Any Better for City Streets

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