Jay Walljasper

Stories of Detroit’s nascent comeback often highlight the Rust Belt city’s attraction as a destination for America’s young hipsterati. Jay Walljasper explores the role that native Detroiters are playing in the city’s revival. Exclusive
Aug 27, 2012  By Jay Walljasper
Despite its cold weather and spread-out development patterns, a Midwestern city beat Portland, San Francisco and Boulder for the title of #1 Bike City. Jay Walljasper explains how. Exclusive
Oct 17, 2011  By Jay Walljasper
Jay Walljasper argues that the era of specialized, Spandex-clad bicyclists dominating the road is coming to an end - the future is in normal folk taking to the road and taking advantage of the numerous benefits to society that comes from bicycling. Exclusive
Jul 11, 2011  By Jay Walljasper
On a fact-finding mission to the Netherlands, a delegation of California public officials marvel at the promise of bicycles for 21st Century transportation. Jay Walljasper gives this personal account of the trip. Exclusive
Sep 16, 2010  By Jay Walljasper
The neighborhood is the basic building block of human society, and successful efforts to make the world a better place often start right there, says Jay Walljasper. Exclusive
Apr 29, 2010  By Jay Walljasper
Jay Walljasper reflects on the glorious urbanism of Rome, and what planners and architects in North America can learn from it. Exclusive
Dec 7, 2009  By Jay Walljasper
Solutions to our global ills can be found in your local neighborhood, says Jay Walljasper. Great examples can be found in communities from South Bend, Indiana to Mississauga, Ontario. Exclusive
Jan 5, 2009  By Jay Walljasper