Blocking new development doesn’t keep people from moving in. It often prices residents out of the neighborhoods they’re trying to preserve.
Basic comparisons of population growth rates don’t tell the whole story, and they misrepresent important questions about where people really want to live.
SB 827 may have been great economics, but it was poor politics.
When it comes to our road system, Ben & Jerry’s annual ice-cream giveaway has much to teach us.
Localism can only flourish with a competent, generous, and fair federal government.
Dense, well-educated, immigrant-friendly cities boost longevity—especially for the low-income.
“Peak Millennial” doesn’t mean what it used to, because Millennials are getting older. And even still, they’re sticking around cities more than older generations.
As costs keep rising, it’s becoming harder and harder for governments to subsidize projects like they’ve done in the past.
The wealth of black families lags far behind whites, and housing markets play a key role.
Build expensive apartments now, and wait a few decades.
The average speed of traffic has been falling for years, and it’s having a ripple effect on the city’s transit network.
Yes, there’s need everywhere. But we shouldn’t lose sight of the pernicious dangers of urban poverty, in particular.
A cheap home isn’t affordable if it comes with high transportation costs.
The suburbs might be growing faster right now, but don’t be glum about the prospects for urban growth and revitalization.
Cities are organisms, not machines.
Limited city budgets and rising building costs create a recipe for disaster.
When a major freeway closes, the expected gridlock almost never happens. This should teach us something about traffic.
It just makes you drive farther.
The Motor City faces monumental challenges, but it’s too often criticized for its glimmers of hope.
As a matter of fairness and practicality, drivers should pay for the roads they drive on.
The number of young adults is increasing, not declining, and a larger share of them are living in cities.