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Local Identity and Cities In-Between

2018 has been a busy year for those of us who aspire to--or are...

The Economic Value of Streetcars

Although you would hardly know it today, Baltimore was once a city of streetcars. Crackling densely across the city’s center like fissures in old...

What You Need to Know About Jane Jacobs

Let us suppose we are confronted with a desperate thing-- say Pimlico... It is not enough for a man to disapprove of Pimlico: in...

Jane Jacobs: A Symposium

The American Conservative has published a symposium commemorating the 50th anniversary of the publication of Jane Jacobs's book The Death and Life of the...

Wendell Berry and the New Urbanism: Agrarian Remedies, Urban Prospects

The problem is a result of the underlying specialization—not of people but of places—for what could be more specialized than designing a town according to discrete zones designated by use?