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The Reincarnation of America’s Most Infamous Dead Mall

We don’t need ideology. We need ideas.
Jason Segedy August 16, 2019

Beware the ‘Voodoo’ Urbanism of Elites

Too often a creative-class monoculture doesn't trickle down to everyone else. Jane Jacobs knew that.
Michael Mehaffy July 26, 2019

We Mortgaged Our Future With Overvalued Housing

The "Yes In My Backyard" movement aims to build more affordable homes.
Matthew Robare June 28, 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

Arlington Should Deny Amazon $51M in HQ2 Subsidies

Before it succumbs to price explosion, the D.C. 'burb needs to play hardball.

Did the Golden Age of Department Stores Bring Us Together?

Mass-market retailers were always in tension with local, neighborhood shops.
Stephen Eide December 21, 2018

A Suburban Mall Dies in a New Deal Paradise

Greenbelt, Maryland's Beltway Plaza Mall inches toward death, but suburban retrofit is not an unalloyed good.
Addison Del Mastro December 7, 2018

Hyperlocal Zoning Can Reset London—and American Politics

The Nobel Prize-winning economist Elinor Ostrom inspired Londoners to change block by block.
Matthew Robare November 30, 2018

Sometimes You Just Need to Move

It's okay to move out of a town that needs you, to find a place you need back.
Charles L. Marohn Jr. July 13, 2018

Vermont’s $10,000 Gamble

Can the Green Mountain State pay new residents to settle there?
Matthew Robare June 29, 2018