Thanks to emerging oil technologies, the era of energy as a tool for political manipulation is over – thus ending an era that commenced with the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo.

The 1973 Oil Embargo kicked off a dark period in which control over the world’s energy because the single-most important political to...

Cities for people or people for cities?

An unlikely marriage between city planning and gene modification is reinventing the future city. It’s also pushing the technological edge of gene modification as a tool for good – potentially as a natural outgrowth of the legacy of city planning as a tool for p...

During the height of the COVID-19 quarantine, the Washington Nationals, their coaches, and a few ex-members got together to celebrate their 2019 World Championship with a rollicking Zoom call streamed live on Facebook. It gave us a glimpse inside the personalities of the notoriously personable World...

By Roger Weber

This will be the first part of a series in as many parts as it takes me to sort out some thoughts on how city planning can help in the fight against COVID-19. Stay tuned.

1850 can teach us a lot about coronavirus, and about life. As the US took its first steps toward the Civil War and t...

As baseball hemorrhages fans amid record profits for the sport, MLB’s senior level central management seem determined to quicken its death. In case after case of different issues facing the league, the management team, led by commissioner Rob Manfred, who has spent his entire league on the East Coas...

Ballet got more front page news coverage last year than it ever has in decades thanks to an embarrassing controversy involving one of the country's most high-profile dancers who, according to many, couldn't complete a routine. While many are panning the controversy as a disaster for ballet's present...

Before he led the country across a five-year struggle that freed the slaves and reunited the union, and before he was even elected President, Abraham Lincoln helped fuel the growth of the heartland. He also helped bridge an economic divide that closed a cultural chasm, offering lessons for the prese...

MLB's bullying response to a Congressional statement defending small communities may be the worst, most callous, and most anti-baseball fan thing to come from the office of Commissioner Rob Manfred. And amid the many failings of his awful tenure as baseball commissioner, that's saying something.

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When Penn State fans chant “We Are…”, you might as well fill in the back end of the statement with “the Astros”. Based on this week’s events, the similarities between the attitudes of the Astros in 2020 and the attitudes of rioting Penn State fans in 2011 regarding the most offensive atrocities that...

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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