The Urbanophile

Cities around the country are implementing alley improvement programs as a tool for neighborhood revitalization, with benefits to the economy and the environment. A recent article celebrates the strides cities have made in reclaiming alley spaces.
Feb 11, 2014   The Urbanophile
Planners take a prescriptive approach to urbanism, while people have their own ideas about what makes good places that don't fit the standard orthodoxy. Drew Austin says both extremes need attention, and synthesis.
Apr 22, 2010   The Urbanophile
Carol Coletta explains how improving education, lowering VMT and alleviating poverty by as little as 1% each could mean billions of dollars for cities.
Apr 7, 2010   The Urbanophile
Could Detroit turn its crumbling buildings into tourist attractions? The Urbanophile says there are worse ideas.
Mar 12, 2010   The Urbanophile
This essay from <em>The Urbanophile</em> looks at the economics behind greenfield development.
Feb 5, 2010   The Urbanophile
The Urbanophile attempts to separate the hype from the usefulness of the concept of the 'megaregion', deciding in the end that it is a 'convenient abstraction for federal-level thinkers.'
Dec 10, 2009   The Urbanophile
The Urbanophile reports from RailVolution in Boston, including a video interview with John Robert Smith, CEO of Reconnecting America.
Nov 7, 2009   The Urbanophile