New Urbanism

A New and Misleading Story of Small Town Revival

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

The Mysterious Roman Who Shaped Modern Cities

Vitruvius’ De architectura remains the cornerstone of the canon of traditional Western urbanism.

New Housing Can Spur Growth In Cities Left for Dead

For depopulated urban cores, jobs aren’t the only issue.

The Rust Belt Can Do Better Than ‘Managed Decline’

By creating value in older neighborhoods, Akron and other cities can attract new residents.

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.

Why Small Places Still Matter

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

Vermont’s $10,000 Gamble

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

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A Cleveland Revival Must Include Manufacturing

The Rust Belt has revived by rediscovering its cultural heritage—but it must also make things.

How Renaissance Cities Built Upon Wisdom From the Ancient World

Contemporary planners have much to learn from past masters as well.

The Lost World of the Middlebrow Tastemaker

Working alongside Frank Lloyd Wright, journalist Elizabeth Gordon made home design accessible to the average American.

In a Desert City, Frank Lloyd Wright and Traditional Architecture at Play

Phoenix’s Arizona Biltmore hotel is not as modern as it first appears.

Are Baby Boomers Excluding Millennials From Neighborhood Assocations?

Economic obstacles and insular attitudes keep many neighborhoods from welcoming newcomers.

Savannah’s Squares Inspire New Urbanists

It’s nearly 300 years old, but the colonial-era city is still a model for livable cities.

New Urbanist Seaside Paradise Celebrates 25 Years

Carping elites called this new, sustainable development “plastic,” and “Disneylandish.” But the public got it, bigtime.

Meet the Austrian Who Invented Placemaking

Camillo Sitte was a champion of traditional European urbanism.

Vehicle Terrorism and Humanity’s Crooked Timber

Low-tech, behind-the-wheel attacks are becoming more common. But can they ever be stopped?

How Many D.C. Suburban Office Parks Became Ghost Towns

Trends in commercial real estate suggest the area is not immune to economic decline.