November 17, 2010, 5am PST
Ed Glaeser argues that given the right conditions, start-ups can drive the city's economic future.
November 11, 2010, 5am PST
Steven Malanga looks at how Newark's Cory Booker and Detroit's Dave Bing are reforming their troubled cities.
October 12, 2010, 12pm PDT
Heather Mac Donald defends a contentious law, spurred by frustration over migratory youths in Haight-Ashbury, that would ban sitting or lying on city sidewalks between 7 AM and 11 PM.
July 26, 2010, 12pm PDT
Bogotá, Colombia changed public opinion about jaywalking by putting mimes on the street to mock people who crossed illegally. Paul Romer of Stanford looks at other interventions that changed public opinion when laws couldn't.
June 30, 2010, 12pm PDT
This article from <em>City Journal</em> suggests that California's much-reviled Proposition 13 limits on increases in property tax is not at fault for the state's crippling fiscal situation.
April 26, 2010, 6am PDT
Edward L. Glaeser says that historic preservation is preserving countless undeserving structures in New York, which is keeping new buildings and affordable housing from getting built.
November 23, 2009, 5am PST
Le Corbusier's influence as an architect has spanned generations. Theodore Dalrymple argues he is more appropriately classified as a totalitarian.
October 20, 2009, 1pm PDT
In contrast to the classic Burnham plea, Andrew M. Manshel says that planning big often misses the essential nature of the urban experience.
August 10, 2009, 8am PDT
Last week, New York Mayor Bloomberg released a plan to reform transit in the city. City Journal looks at how that might happen and how New York can pay for it.
August 3, 2009, 2pm PDT
Howard Husock reads two new books on Jane Jacobs, which he says reveal the unexplored significance of Jacob's activist side, opening the doors to protesting the entire activity of city planning.
May 8, 2009, 1pm PDT
Steven Malanga looks back at a century of efforts by Washington to promote homeownership, which he says 'has produced one calamity after another.'
February 17, 2009, 1pm PST
When it comes to carbon emissions, dense cities are better for the environment than anything else, says economists Edward L. Glaeser of Harvard and Matthew Kahn of UCLA. And right now we're inhibiting building where we should be encouraging it.
October 29, 2008, 7am PDT
If history is any indicator, Senator Obama's presidential plans to pump more federal money into fixing cities' problems are futile and wasteful, according to Steven Malanga.
June 24, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Steven Malanga writes about the resurrection of Bushwick, a Brooklyn neighborhood, from its decrepit past.</p>
June 12, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>This article from <em>City Journal</em> looks at the anti-modernist architect Leon Krier's plan for remaking suburbs into self-contained towns.</p>
April 21, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>While The New Urbanism has certainly helped to change the way people think about how communities can be built, it's still seen as a boutique product. More needs to be done if New Urbanist developments are to really compete with mainstream sprawl.</p>
January 17, 2008, 7am PST
<p>This article form <em>City Journal</em> looks at the rapidly rising city of Abu Dhabi and its focus on human development.</p>
December 10, 2007, 7am PST
<p>The City Journal examines lessons from Boston's 35-year, $14.8 billion Big Dig project and asks how can American invest in infrastructure -- and do it intelligently?</p>
October 26, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Over the past 75 years, Buffalo, New York, has gone on a long downward spiral of deterioration and depopulation. Instead of pumping money into this failing city, legislators should focus on helping its people, writes Edward L. Glaeser.</p>
April 18, 2005, 7am PDT
Is the Bush administration right to put the community-development block grant out of its misery?