New Urbanism

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Why San Francisco Has to Build Up

Solving such an extreme housing crisis with single-family homes is like solving a fire with gasoline.

Bernie Sanders speaks at a criminal justice forum. Crush Rush /

Why Bernie Sanders Shouldn’t Call Baltimore ‘Third World’

Mere pity ignores what an urban neighborhood is accomplishing—and still needs.

Poundbury JonathanLClarke/Flickr

Seeking a Return to Beauty

The British crown sponsors a revival in public aesthetics that Americans can emulate.

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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?

University of Cincinnati Campus Recreation Center, Thom Mayne, $110 million Paul Schmizer/Flickr

When Universities Abandon Education for Buildings

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

All images courtesy John Sanphillippo

Kentucky’s Conservative Urbanism

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

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