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Posts in category “Classics”

No, Edward Hopper Did Not Hate the City

The dark force in Hopper’s imagery is not urbanism—it is the disruptive march of industry.

Posted October 5th, 2018

Meet the Austrian Who Invented Placemaking

Camillo Sitte was a champion of traditional European urbanism.

Posted May 11th, 2018

What Makes a Great Street?

A classic work reminds us that placemaking is more art than science.

Posted April 13th, 2018

How Chicago Made the ‘Great West’

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

Posted July 28th, 2017