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As one of the most conservative countries on earth takes on the 21st century, a pair of government-initiated new cities are among its most groundbreaking and ambitious investments. With different histories and emerging trajectories, KAEC and NEOM are blazing the trail in the opportunities and pitfal...

Among its many inventions, one of America's most interesting gifts to the rest of the world was its invention of the modern maga-city downtown. Before Europe and well before Asia, America invented the notion of a true modern "downtown" comprised of abundant tall buildings and a plethora of urban job...

Originally published on New Geography

2017's tragic events in Charlottesville kickstarted a somber debate about the appropriate way to commemorate the war that gave all Americans their freedom. It also triggered a conversation about whether the south’s legacy of rebellion and independence – with slav...

As we've explored potential locations for the next great new global city, a million-to-one longshot is rising to the surface as a candidate for value-based future investment. Having gone through one of the most turbulent decades in the history of the world politically over the last ten years, does a...

In 1999 at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the two titans of contemporary urban planning had an epic debate: New Urbanism vs. Delirious New York. The videos are below.

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Housing affordability continues to be one of the chief drivers of economic growth in America, with a lower cost of housing freeing up more capital to legions of Americans. By multiple measures, America retains the most affordable, largest, and most luxurious housing in the world.

1. America has the m...

2020 brought with it a devastating setback for one of the most ambitious public works campaigns in the history of the country. As of early 2020, the campaign to build a regional airport on the land currently occupied by Central Park in New York City appears to have folded entirely, with the pro...

With election season looming, the Presidential candidates are canvassing America, trying their best to win the hearts and minds of the majority of the country. But what "is" the majority of the country?

While it’s simple to say, the majority of America is a lot bigger than a lot of people realize. As...

Originally published in New Geography

The City of Broad Shoulders may have two faces, but how will it age? This was the essence of the question that the Chicago Tribune was asking in October of 2013 when it urged readers to re-envision the city’s original 1909 plan in a modern context. It's a questio...

In 2018 the Wall Street Journal published this piece that examined where graduates from top colleges move after they finish college.

It illustrated how few cities in the United States truly attract national talent, and why companies like Amazon that hope to attract 99th percentile national talent, fo...

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