Alain de Botton has an idea that beauty is not in the eye of the beholder, when it comes to cities anyways. He also proposes a system for evaluating the beauty of the world's cities (spoiler: most cities don't qualify).
Mar 4, 2015   CityLab
Roger Scruton compares American and European ways of regulating aesthetics in buildings.
Dec 24, 2009   The American Enterprise Institute
<em>Building Happiness,</em> a new collection of writings on architecture, concludes that the connect between beauty and happiness is unfounded.
May 28, 2009   Metropolis Magazine
There's no shortage of writing and conjecture on New York City when it comes to urban and city issues. But one subject that has been neglected in the urban academic discourse is the city's incredible concentration of beautiful women. Blog Post
Feb 22, 2009   By Nate Berg
Travel writers, photographers, and an urban designer selected by Forbes have named the 20 prettiest towns in America; their varied definitions of "prettiness" are reflected in their choices.
Oct 22, 2008   Forbes Traveler
These days, there are many important city-building issues we're promoting here in Vancouver. Blog Post
Apr 25, 2007   By Brent Toderian