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Walkability and the Thriving City

Aside from improvements to cardiovascular health, walking, particularly within one’s community, provides a myriad of benefits.

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Local Leadership and Civic Networks

The next time a city or community is struggling, rather than looking only to macroeconomic forces or national policymakers for reasons, we should equally examine the strength of local leadership and the texture of their networks.

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Following Fido: Considering Other Measures of Gentrification

The most effective measure of gentrification will not be a magic bullet, but rather a constellation of variables aimed at addressing its processual and multi-dimensional character.

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Thriving from the Center: Freeing Urban Innovation from Ideology

With patience, with equanimity, and with discernment, we can identify new potentials to provide opportunities for growth and prosperity to everyone.

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The Arbiters of Urban Taste

This past April, the Landmarks Law turned 50. Its legacy has been important for shaping the urban environment.

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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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