Anthony Flint

A Failed Public-Housing Project Could Be a Key to St. Louis' Future

The Pruitt-Igoe projects were razed in 1972, but their influence on Ferguson's social and financial divides echo today as redevelopment is planned. 

Braving the New World of Performance-Based Zoning

Conventional zoning is an outdated barrier against good urbanism, but there's disagreement on the best way forward.

Restaurants Really Can Determine the Fate of Cities and Neighborhoods

A new survey shows how much food influences the vibrance of urban centers. 

Who Really Owns Public Spaces?

A new exhibit at the AIA New York Center for Architecture examines the changing function of parks and other open urban centers.

Olmsted the Hero, Moses the Villain

History views master planners Frederick Law Olmsted and Robert Moses very differently. 

Why the 'Garden City' Is Making an Unlikely Comeback

"Suburbs are like cholesterol," says Robert A.M. Stern — there's good and there's bad, all to be sensibly calibrated.

What Millennials Want—And Why Cities Are Right to Pay Them So Much Attention

You might be sick of hearing about this generation, but two recent surveys show they can't, and shouldn't, be dismissed. 

When Taking Back the City Means Returning to the Scene of the Crime

In the relentless Boston bombing anniversary coverage, the tagline on one local news channel is, "Let's Remember, Let's Run." Can we really do both?

Is There a Medellín Hype Machine?

The city has been celebrated as an international model. Naturally, it's time for a backlash.

Why Andrés Duany Is So Focused on Making 'Lean Urbanism' a Thing

"Common sense has been almost completely lost in my profession," says the architect.

The 'New Old' Way We Market American Real Estate

Technology has always influenced how we shop for, and buy, the places we live.

Why It Makes Sense for Long Island to Rethink the Parking Garage

A first step toward retrofitting the suburbs.

Could the College Campus Go the Way of the Bookstore?

As classes shift online, some are predicting a radical overhaul of academic infrastructure.

How We Hate on Architecture Now

Bold projects, like Zaha Hadid's stadium in Qatar, have to be ready for nasty nicknames.

The Evolution of How We Build Airports

The shift from close-in spaces to far-flung outposts like Denver International reflects changes not only in travel, but in the culture.

Paris by Wheelchair: A Seemingly Impossible Challenge

France is supposed to be implementing a sweeping law similar to the Americans with Disability Act, and the capital is utterly unprepared.

For Second-Tier European Cities, It's a Race to Go Greener, Faster

A visit to Nantes, the French city that's trying to distinguish itself by practically banning cars.

Are Mega-Projects Really As Bad As Everyone Says?

It's hard to build anything ambitious these days without being second-guessed. But maybe we're not judging them on the right criteria.

On Coming Back to the U.S. After a Month Without a Car

Spending the summer in Europe opened my eyes. Or did it?