New Urbanism

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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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The Conservative Case Against the Suburbs

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

Roadblock on Main Street

How federal housing policies run downtowns out of business

The Localist Manifesto

Why Place Matters: Geography, Identity, and Civic Life in Modern America, Wilfred M. McClay and Ted McAllister, eds., Encounter Books, 296 pages

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What to Do With Waterfronts?

Five New Urbanist guidelines for a beautiful, human-scale space

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The High Price of Free Parking

An app that allows people to sell street-side parking spots is a market solution to bad planning.

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Why Cities Need Localists

Good urbanism exists—and requires a conservative, localist presence.

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The Suburbs vs. the City

Roger Scruton’s conservative planning builds place in city centers.

How Casinos Corrupt Cities

Baltimore gambles on dens of crony capitalism instead of community-centric economic development.

Race and Place in America

Empowering local institutions can strengthen communities divided by distrust.

New Urbanism of the Soul

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To Make Streets Safe, Make Them Dangerous

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

Time Heals (Some) Buildings

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

The Highway Bill’s Bread and Circuses

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

The Sailer and Florida Strategies At Work In New Orleans

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