Inga Saffron

Granite Countertops, Flat-Screen TVs, Fire Pits: The Surprising Story of How College Dorms Got Luxe
September 18, 2013

The social history—and private-sector big money—that explains why granite countertops and fire pits are part of today's new dorms.

A Look Inside the Ultra-Luxe College Dorm
September 18, 2013

Today's forward-looking college campus is home to dorms that boast amenities like flat-screen televitions, state-of-the-art exercise rooms, and tanning salons.

Robert Moses Redux
Our new infatuation with old urban titans
July 11, 2013

Until recently, the titans of 20th century urban planning were remembered as tyrannical bullies. Why that's changing. 

After the Newspaper Building
Struggling dailies are abandoning their grand old buildings. Why that's not a bad thing.
April 01, 2013

Struggling dailies are abandoning their grand old buildings. Why that's not a bad thing. 

The Real Problem with Gentrification
A phenomenon that revived cities can also make them monotonous
February 15, 2013

Gentrification, which has helped revive so many cities, has a possibly self-defeating side-effect: Leaving monotonous neighborhoods in its wake.