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Posts in category “Tourism”

Classical Architecture Makes Vibrant Streets—Not Nostalgic Disneylands

In Boston and beyond, well-designed neighborhoods help residents feel at home.

Posted June 21st, 2019

Philadelphia’s Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Benjamin Franklin Parkway was supposed to make Philly more like Paris. But it came of age with the automobile.

Posted November 3rd, 2017

The Surprisingly Walkable Jersey Shore

Many old beach towns realize the highest ideals of urbanism.

Posted August 18th, 2017

How Cellular Dead Zones Hurt Rural Towns

Small businesses outside of coverage areas suffer from a lack of communications infrastructure.

Posted March 17th, 2017

Will Eisenhower Ever Have a Fitting Memorial?

The project’s leaders seemed resigned to mediocrity. Critics want a full reboot.

Posted March 8th, 2017

Why a Solar Eclipse Has the Heartland Rethinking Alcohol Laws

Two small towns will greet thousands of new tourists—and provide easier access to liquor.

Posted February 23rd, 2017