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February 20, 2020

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...

February 7, 2020

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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February 5, 2020

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...

January 30, 2020

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 fol...

January 10, 2020

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 t...

November 14, 2019

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...

October 3, 2019

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...

June 28, 2019

Originally published in 2016 on RealClearPolicy

Why is Saudi Arabia suddenly the pit stop of choice for an impressive laundry list of major companies? How is it positioned among the growing number of Middle-Eastern industrial free zones? And should Rust Belt cities like...

June 17, 2019

In Milton Keynes, perhaps the most radical of Britain’s post-Second World War “New Towns,” the battle over Brexit and the culture war that it represents is raging hard. There, the consequences of EU immigration policy, of planning instituted by national authority, and...

February 25, 2019

Part One: The Corporate Game

Although it is no longer America’s highest-revenue sport, baseball is still known around the world as America’s “national pastime”. Because of its long season, it attracts more viewers than any other American sport. Because of the way it is...

January 23, 2019

Downtown Asheville, North Carolina: One of the best vacation destinations in the United States, Asheville features a hilly downtown with some of the best shopping and restaurants in the entire country. From the French Broad Chocolate Bar to restaurants featured on the...

August 6, 2018

While New York City may symbolize the American Dream, Norman Rockwell and the American small town still epitomizes the country’s spirit. Two years removed from a bitter cultural stalemate that put the future of the country’s small town backbone at the forefront of an e...

July 11, 2018

Ten years removed from the Great Recession, America is gaining perspective on its impacts. Nowhere is this truer than within the urban planning profession, where we’re getting a reality check about our 2008 rhetoric which predicted the birth of a new era that would lea...

June 14, 2018

In 2008, when Chicago inked a deal to privatize its parking meters, a chorus of groans ensued. To say that the deal was widely panned is putting it mildly. Its detractors say the city accepted too little in exchange for turning over the operations of its parking meters...

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