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We Mortgaged Our Future With Overvalued Housing

The "Yes In My Backyard" movement aims to build more affordable homes.
Matthew Robare June 28, 2019

Classical Architecture Makes Vibrant Streets—Not Nostalgic Disneylands

In Boston and beyond, well-designed neighborhoods help residents feel at home.
Matthew Robare June 21, 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 Altoona Found a New Identity

In Pennsylvania's declining heartland, a small city is focusing on quality of life.
Hunter DeRensis May 31, 2019

Traditional Cities Are More Resilient Than ‘Modern’ Buildings

A different kind of design needs Nassim Nicholas Taleb's idea of "antifragility".
Michael Mehaffy May 24, 2019

Why Baltimore Abandoned Johns Hopkins’ Humane Vision

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

America’s Industrial Gold Rush is Over

Most human settlements never transcend the economic conditions that gave rise to them.
Addison Del Mastro May 10, 2019

A Tale of Two Fairfaxes

One in Virginia, one in California, yet both exude a main-street conservative ethos.
Casey Chalk May 3, 2019

Why Rebuild a Gothic ‘Addition’ to Notre Dame?

Modernist architects want to replace the 1850s gothic flèche, proposing an ugly, incongruous spike.
Duncan Stroik April 26, 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