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Is American Sprawl Already Bankrupt?

On tour, the 'Strong Towns approach' weathers some criticism and provokes plenty of thought.
Addison Del Mastro November 22, 2019

Why Architectural Elites Love Ugly Buildings

Modernist ideology mocked tradition, but there are hopeful signs of a renaissance.
Graham Cunningham November 1, 2019

Frank Lloyd Wright Loved to Hate New York

He needed the city more than he ever admitted.
Anthony Paletta October 18, 2019

Will Mapping Ancient Rome Save Western Urbanism—and Civilization?

Two volumes, over a thousand pages, and two thousand years later, this new Atlas is a signal achievement.
Theo Mackey Pollack September 6, 2019

The Enduring City Is More Than Retail and Coffee Shops

The public realm must include our temples and sacred places, too.
Duncan Stroik August 8, 2019

Classical Architecture Makes Vibrant Streets—Not Nostalgic Disneylands

In Boston and beyond, well-designed neighborhoods help residents feel at home.
Matthew Robare June 21, 2019

When a World’s Fair Legacy Becomes Texas-Size Challenge

Fair Park was once a unique and thriving part of Dallas. Can New Urbanist ideas save it?
Anthony Paletta June 14, 2019

Brutal Truths

Socialism may have birthed brutalism. But capitalism has given us barren strip malls, cookie-cutter exurbs, and Rem Koolhaas’s “generic city.”
Will Collins June 7, 2019

The Heartland’s Doughnuts of Despair

The inner suburbs of cities like Cleveland are dying as regional and state governments look the other way.
Daniel McGraw June 5, 2019

Why Rebuild a Gothic ‘Addition’ to Notre Dame?

Modernist architects want to replace the 1850s gothic flèche, proposing an ugly, incongruous spike.
Duncan Stroik April 26, 2019