Richard Florida, Mr. Creative Class, Is Now Mr. Rust Belt
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
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
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
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
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?
March 22, 2013
The plan to turn Beltway sprawl into liveable downtowns is off to a rough start .
Detroit's Least Bad Option
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
March 13, 2013
Brad Pitt's beautiful houses are a drag on New Orleans.
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.