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Confronting Climate Change, Rethinking the City

Overcoming our carbon dependence should be seen as an opportunity to rethink for the better an institution largely shaped by fossil fuel: our cities.

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American Muslims and the Civic Good

The historic growth of urban American Islam has led some Muslims to respond in innovative ways to the issues and challenges of urban life.

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The Social Progress Index and the Long History of Searching for the “Social”

Although there is much to praise about new indexes such as the Social Progress Index, questions remain.

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Solving for Pattern: What Urbanists Can Learn from Wendell Berry

Our typical images of the city often fail us. What we need is a new one that best captures the complexity and beauty of urban life.

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The Hazards of Predicting the Future of Cities

City planners should be wary of any predictions that downplay the unknowability of the future by projecting present conditions onto it.

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Memphis and the Crosstown Concourse — An Interview with Todd Richardson

On February 21, 2015, Crosstown Concourse officially broke ground in Memphis, TN. Originally built in 1927 and known as the Sears Crosstown Building, it operated as a Sears store for over 60 years until becoming vacant in the 1990s. Thanks to the recent efforts of many people such as Todd Richardson, new energy and investment has been poured into its revitalization.

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Who Is the Smart City for?

In India’s rush to transform, build, and even engineer entire new cities, critics are right to raise concerns about citizenship and access

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The Triumph of the Farmers’ Market

The “sidewalk ballet” of the farmers’ market

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The Power of Play in the Public Square

The renovated Place de la République shows the power of the public square.

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The Role of Faith Communities in the Flourishing City

Faith communities, their ministries and programs, and their congregants play a vital role in the health and vibrancy of our cities.

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