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The Big-Box Mirage

Long after paving over local land and small businesses, giants like Wal-Mart now want us to 're-imagine' their footprint.
Lewis McCrary August 2, 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

Why Baltimore Abandoned Johns Hopkins’ Humane Vision

A new account of the troubled city just outside the Beltway
Anthony Paletta May 17, 2019

Downtown Los Angeles Is Coming Home—to the New Elite

The last frontier of Southern California is in the former Skid Row.
Alix Ollivier March 22, 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.

This Suburb Won’t Become a Pedestrian Paradise

Car-dependent development muddles along. But some places could collapse.
John Sanphillippo January 25, 2019

Why Can’t I Afford to Live Here?

Zoning, financing, creative construction---cities and states need to help regular people live where they work.
Sara Hines October 12, 2018

Today’s Skyscrapers Assault the Skyline and the Street

Many new towers do not respect their neighbors or the human scale of city life.
Roger Scruton March 9, 2018

The Slow Death of the Shopping Plaza

This 'monstrosity' is in one of the richest zip codes in the country.
Addison Del Mastro March 1, 2018
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