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HUD has tried to paint a picture nationwide that they are out there providing all the money and tools and administrative context, and the local agencies just aren’t getting it done.That’s sort of the perception they’ll try to sell to you, and I don’t think that’s accurate.

Richmond CA Mayor Tom Butt, San Francisco Chronicle

Tag Archives: Urbanism

August 16, 2017
August 15, 2017
Exploring Tokyo Urbanism
The Urbanist

The first thing that struck me about Tokyo: its transportation system was every bit as efficient as I had heard.

August 14, 2017
The Global South is Forming Its Own Urbanism

What is the repertoire of concepts, ideas and visions that inform the work of urban planners in the Global South? Are they still under the spell of their colonial and postcolonial masters? Or have they developed their own ideas and values in urbanism?

August 13, 2017
A Discussion on Conservatives and Cities
Aaron Renn

I was pleased to have been able to be part of an event in Washington sponsored by the American Conservative magazine and the R Street think tank about conservatives and cities.

August 10, 2017
$1B Plan for ‘Mini Urban City’ at O.C. Register Site
Los Angeles Times

Two years ago, developer Mike Harrah joined a bid to purchase the Orange County Register out of bankruptcy. The effort failed, but the flamboyant local construction magnate still acquired the Register’s Santa Ana real estate.

August 7, 2017
August 3, 2017
Dan Savage on Transportation Part II
The Urbanist

This is the second installment of a two-part interview with Dan Savage. Here, Dan gets into Seattle-specific issues around housing and transportation.

August 1, 2017
Interview with Dan Savage, Part 1: Why Cities
The Urbanist

A well-known pundit, sex columnist, LGBT activist, and Editorial Director of The Stranger, Dan Savage frequently writes about housing from an urbanist perspective. On a bright Saturday afternoon, I sat down with Dan Savage to talk about urbanism.

July 31, 2017
Why Should Conservatives Care About Urbanism?
The Federalist

Jonathan Coppage, visiting senior fellow with the R Street Institute where he researches urbanism and the built environment, joins host Gracy Olmstead on this episode of Federalist Radio.

July 30, 2017
Are Philly Urbanists Jumping the Shark With Parking Fight?
Next City

For decades, drivers in the neighborhood have parked cars in the median along a stretch of Broad Street, the central north-south corridor in the city. But now, urbanists have decried the practice as “dangerous and ugly”. Are they justified in doing so?

July 19, 2017
The Essential Urbanist Reading List
The Urbanist

Have you questioned what truly underlies your beliefs and understandings in how cities best function? Does your educated knowledge and rational understandings of the urban supplant that of others living within our urban spaces?

July 17, 2017
Pop-Up Train Rejuvenates Aarhus Railway

A single-room hotel, a public greenhouse and a set of polling booths are just some of the unusual functions assigned to a set of train carriages designed by Danish studio AART for an old industrial area of Aarhus.

July 16, 2017
This Is Your Brain on Architecture

In her new book, Sarah Williams Goldhagen presents scientific evidence for why some buildings delight us and others—too many of them—disappoint.

July 12, 2017
July 6, 2017
The Places We Avoid on Purpose
Urban Omnibus

Native-born and new arrivals alike, New Yorkers sure love to talk about neighborhood change. But many conversations skirt the complex questions these changes bring to the fore.

Deep Ellum as Example
Granola Shotgun

I recently wrote about the need to embrace reality when it comes to land use regulation, culture, politics, and economics. My interpretation can seem a bit… dark.

July 4, 2017
Six Innovative U.S. Projects You Should Know About
The Architects' Newspaper

This July 4th, we’re celebrating the spirit of American ingenuity with six architectural and urban projects that are pushing the envelope, whether that’s through cutting-edge technology or unprecedented design strategies.

June 29, 2017
The Renaissance of Salt Lake City’s Regent Street
Slug Magazine

Salt Lake City has been called, with good reason, the “Crossroads of the West.” A new Downtown project, Regent Street demonstrates how SLC continues this phenomenon into the present day.

June 19, 2017
Finding Opportunity in Leftover Urban Spaces
The Dirt

In Local Code, Nicholas de Monchaux pushes us to assign new value to forgotten pieces of our urban fabric – the dead-end alley, the vacant corner lot; infrastructure’s leftovers.

June 18, 2017
The City That Made Me an Urbanist

A few years ago, like many other young Americans, I ventured to Europe for a study abroad experience. In my case, I spent half a year in the city of York, England. What I saw in York thrilled me: a city that was actually a place for people rather than cars. What an idea!

June 11, 2017
Good Urbanism and Placemaking Have No Size Requirements
Economics of Place

Northville, WI, Madison, WI, and Chicago share two things in common- they accept who they are, and they do what they do very well. You won’t find many gimmicks in these towns. Instead they accentuate their positive aspects to create unique experience for people.

The Asianization of Future Cities in Filmdom
Journal of Architecture & Urbanism (abstract)

The clichéd 1930–1950 Western cinematic images of Shanghai as a fascinating den of iniquity, and, in contrast, as a beacon of modernity, were merged in Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.


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