New Urbs

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Beware the ‘Voodoo’ Urbanism of Elites

Too often a creative-class monoculture doesn’t trickle down to everyone else. Jane Jacobs knew that.

Posted July 26th, 2019

Meet the Austrian Who Invented Placemaking

Camillo Sitte was a champion of traditional European urbanism.

Posted May 11th, 2018

The Best Urban Planning Book Is a Century Old

As today’s urbanists work to recover the art of planning, Raymond Unwin’s era remains uniquely instructive.

Posted December 15th, 2017

How Chicago Made the ‘Great West’

The city’s history shows that the urban-rural divide is a dangerous fiction.

Posted July 28th, 2017