In this holiday essay, spelunker John Watts delivers an everyman’s take on Chesterton’s oft-noted adage: Places don’t become loved because they are great; they become great because they are loved. Does your town invite “word-of-mouth walking?”
Dec 23, 2012 PlaceShakers
A decade after Mayor Williams helped inspire a revitalization strategy for Washington, DC's H Street, the formerly downtrodden neighborhood is bustling and ready for the crowning touch - a $13m streetcar system.
Jul 2, 2012 Financial Times
Housing on city fringes may be cheaper, but research has shown that after a certain threshold (about 15 miles), the high cost of commuting is no longer offset by it.
Feb 19, 2009 Natural Resources Defense Council
<p>Developer Casey Roloff has built an ambitious new community on the Washington coast with New Urbanist ideas and a Northwest flavor.</p>
May 28, 2008 The News Tribune
I live a ten-minute cab ride from the airport. I love it. Many a morning, I have stumbled down the porch steps in flip-flops and a business suit, carrying an overnight bag and high heels to make a flight in an hour's time. Opinion
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