Urbanism

Richard Florida, Mr. Creative Class, Is Now Mr. Rust Belt
But he's not sorry about Brooklynizing your neighborhood
December 18, 2013

Richard Florida's theory of the creative class has been disproved. He's hoping you won't notice.

Would Repealing D.C.’s Height Limit Help Republicans Win Back Virginia?
November 14, 2013

Washington, D.C.’s infamous height limit for buildings has returned to the news of late, with the D.C.

The End of the Rainbow
From 1993: America's Changing Urban Politics
October 31, 2013

Big cities are turning against Bloomberg-style mayors. This 1993 TNR piece explains why we first turned to them.

The One Building that Explains How Detroit Could Come Back
A plan to foster innovation amidst bankruptcy
August 28, 2013

The old Argonaut Building has a big place in Detroit’s history. From 1936 to 1956, it was the home of the General Motors Research Laboratory, the first in-house research & design studio in the automotive industry.

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. 

Is It Too Late to Fix DC's Suburbs?
The trouble with urbanizing Beltway sprawl
March 22, 2013

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

Detroit's Least Bad Option
How emergency management could help the ailing city
March 14, 2013

It's hard not to feel like a failure. Detroit, my home since 2007, will soon be taken over by an emergency financial manager, hand picked by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.

If You Rebuild It, They Might Not Come
Brad Pitt's beautiful houses are a drag on New Orleans
March 13, 2013

Brad Pitt's beautiful houses are a drag on New Orleans.

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