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Discussing some of the most pro-urban movies ever made. Opinion
Mar 1, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Insurance coverage hasn’t kept up with the cost of medical care and property damage caused by crashes. And whether we drive or not, when someone can’t pay for the damage they’ve done, we all have to pick up the tab. Opinion
Feb 28, 2014   By Shane Phillips
The physical requirements for walkability—like narrow streets and wide sidewalks—aren't always enough to compel the activity of walking. How can we reorient toward the primal activity of walking? Opinion
Feb 26, 2014   By Steven Snell
Many people assume incorrectly that road tolls and parking fees harm poor people. In fact, they are usually less regressive than other funding options, and benefit poor people overall, particularly if some revenues are invested in alternative modes. Opinion
Feb 26, 2014   By Todd Litman
Conservatives are becoming more visible within the smart growth movement; they differ in some ways both from liberal smart growth activists and from conventional conservatives. Opinion
Feb 23, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Portland is a city that's often better known by the representations of it—like the television show Portlandia—than as an actual working city. Opinion
Feb 21, 2014   By Jess Zimbabwe
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has set a lofty goal of creating or preserving 200,000 units of affordable housing in New York City. How can the mayor's team deliver on that promise? Opinion
Feb 20, 2014   By Edward Poteat
Are we using technology to plan for utopias? Or are we luddites who are ignoring an inevitable future? Should we be for our against smart cities? Two recent books take on this debate. Opinion
Feb 19, 2014   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Workers with long commutes are more likely to be be tired and stressed at work, and businesses are learning that they often make for less productive employees. Opinion
Feb 14, 2014   By Shane Phillips
Are suburbanites less fearful of crime than city-dwellers? Maybe not. Opinion
Feb 13, 2014   By Michael Lewyn