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Conservatives Call For Beauty In New Architecture

You cannot have a coherent conservative philosophy that does not address the question of our surroundings.
Roger Scruton September 13, 2019

Will Mapping Ancient Rome Save Western Urbanism—and Civilization?

Two volumes, over a thousand pages, and two thousand years later, this new Atlas is a signal achievement.
Theo Mackey Pollack September 6, 2019

The Reincarnation of America’s Most Infamous Dead Mall

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

The Enduring City Is More Than Retail and Coffee Shops

The public realm must include our temples and sacred places, too.
Duncan Stroik August 8, 2019

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

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

A Plea For Shade

Better architecture and planning can mitigate the rising costs needed for air conditioning.
Nolan Gray July 19, 2019

Are E-Scooters a Menace or Needed Innovation?

As with any backlash against new technology, the costs miss their potentially enormous benefits.
Lauren McCarthy July 12, 2019
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