Michael R. Allen

Michael R. Allen

Michael R. Allen is a senior lecturer in architecture, landscape architecture and urban design at Washington University in St. Louis and director of the Preservation Research Office. His writing on urbanism has appeared in Next City, ArchDaily and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. His website is michael-allen.org.

The downtown St. Louis skyline.

Downtown St. Louis Is Rising; Black St. Louis Is Being Razed

Square co-founder Jack Dorsey is expanding the company’s presence in St. Louis and demolishing vacant buildings on the city’s north side.

St. Louis: 2068

A historian from the future reminds an audience of city leaders about the past that haunts them.