A Takedown of the City Takedown
April 26, 2013

Why it's worth ranting against Rachel Shteir's Chicago essay.

The Iconography of Terror
April 19, 2013

The iconography of terrorism tends toward the human form, but other images have profound effects as well.

I Left My Home in San Francisco
April 12, 2013

The rise of the white, middle-class anti-gentrifiers.

D.C. Could Use More Donald
April 10, 2013

Trump's luxury hotel downtown is a good deal for the city, but why stop there?

Is It Too Late to Fix DC's Suburbs?
March 22, 2013

The plan to turn Beltway sprawl into liveable downtowns is off to a rough start .

Take This Microbrew and Shove It
February 20, 2013

Why do we keep anointing "it" cities?

The Real Problem with Gentrification
February 15, 2013

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

February 11, 2013

Local governments have gone online with alacrity. What have their consitutents gained—or lost—as a result?

Can Joe Lhota Save Big-City Republicanism?
February 07, 2013

Reviving partisan competition in urban areas will be good for Republicans, good for cities, and good for the country. New York's Joe Lhota has a persona that might help him become mayor. But can he create the infrastructure to sustain an actual two-party system?

Religion And Mobility
May 31, 2012

Richard Florida has an interesting post on the Atlantic’s “Cities” Web site playing with some new state-level data from Pew about economic mobility.