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Posts in category “Small Towns”

A New and Misleading Story of Small Town Revival

An Atlantic correspondent visits obscure places, but avoids hard questions.

Posted August 10th, 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.

Posted July 13th, 2018

Why Small Places Still Matter

America has almost entirely forgotten itself—shedding like a snake its local affections and its past.

Posted July 6th, 2018

Vermont’s $10,000 Gamble

Can the Green Mountain State pay new residents to settle there?

Posted June 29th, 2018

Photographing the Ruins of Rural America

It is sad for our country that this is happening. It’s even sadder that it has barely been talked about.

Posted June 20th, 2018

A Recipe For Transforming a Midwestern Neighborhood

It must begin at the grassroots, steering away from the outsider “fix it” mentality.

Posted February 23rd, 2018

A Traditional Christmas Needs a Real Downtown

Not feeling the spirit in the big box stories and strip malls? There’s a reason for that.

Posted December 8th, 2017

City Regulatory Hurdles Favor Big Developers, Not the Little Guy

Small-scale real-estate entrepreneurs face unresponsive bureaucracies and inspectors hungry for violations.

Posted December 4th, 2017

What to Do When Suburbia is Your ‘Hometown’

Postwar development patterns have pitted the ideals of permanence and place against each other.

Posted November 17th, 2017

Loyalty to Place Can Renew American Towns

Our hometowns—or the places we make our hometowns—deserve our love.

Posted October 10th, 2017