The Urbanophile

The price tag for massive project to bridge the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky complete with dual approach tunnels, has long been a source of controversy. Another sudden cost increase has one commenter wondering how this keeps happening.
Apr 19, 2014   The Urbanophile
Aaron M. Renn reflects on the success of Daniel Burnham's plan of Chicago, and why. Perhaps it was the lack of government involvement in the planning process?
May 3, 2010   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