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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

The Forgotten Treasure In These American Lands

Will the arid West’s farms and settlements thrive for another century? Not if we don't take seriously John Wesley Powell's ideas.
Gracy Olmstead November 8, 2019

Tracing Chris Arnade’s Steps in America’s Inner Ring Suburbs

The photojournalist’s new book recommends getting out of comfort zones, which is just what we did.
Addison Del Mastro September 18, 2019

The Reincarnation of America’s Most Infamous Dead Mall

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

A Plea For Shade

Better architecture and planning can mitigate the rising costs needed for air conditioning.
Nolan Gray July 19, 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

How Le Corbusier’s American Dream Became a Nightmare

Traditional urbanism represents the cumulative wisdom of building the human habitat.
Lee Hardy April 19, 2019

Suburban Archaeology and America’s Architectural Commons

Tacky or not, America's commercial strips and "placeless places" have developed their own historic, layered aesthetic.
Addison Del Mastro March 8, 2019

Arlington Should Deny Amazon $51M in HQ2 Subsidies

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

Car Culture and Suburbia in the American Psyche

Urbanism can and should work in America, but the mythos of the open road still calls.
Addison Del Mastro February 22, 2019