Amy Crawford

The College of Lost Arts

A small college in Charleston, South Carolina, seeks to revive the centuries-old fine building trades.

A Providence Library Becomes a Sort of Secular Church

Athenaeums—membership libraries—might seem like fusty relics of the 19th century. But the Providence Athenaeum has become a lively center for intellectual engagement.

Is This What 'Innovation' Looks Like?

As cities go wild for innovation, Boston's award-winning District Hall tries to distill the concept into physical form.

Honolulu Is Building America's First Fully Driverless Transit System

But there are doubts about whether it will inspire other U.S. cities to follow suit.

One Woman's Quest to Design Parking Lots People Don't Hate

Rachel Yoka believes parking can be more than what some might call a necessary evil.

The Big Texas Plan to Copy Japan's High-Speed Rail Success

Texas Central Railway intends to build a Houston-Dallas line with private money.

Does New Mass Transit Always Have to Mean Rapidly Rising Rents?

U.S. cities big and small are struggling to welcome transit development while preserving affordable housing.

The Future of Urban Freeways Is Playing Out Right Now in Syracuse

As I-81 nears the end of its functional life, a city struggles to decide the best way forward.