Here’s the Canadian premiere of my articles for urbanists. Different city; same urban goodness.
- Liveable v lovable: The world’s best cities are beautiful, clean and efficient. But why does no one want to live in them? Financial Times
- Dense, Denser, Densest: Witold Rybczynski asks if concerns about costs and the environment will push Americans to rein in sprawl. The Wilson Quarterly
- Jane Jacobs: Honoured in the Breach: Five years after her death and 50 years after her greatest book, Jane Jacobs’ ideas will inspire thousands last weekend to go on Jane’s Walks. But they still aren’t understood well enough to spawn the cities she dreamed of. Globe and Mail
- The Term “Urban Pioneer” and Media Portrayals of the City: We’re subtly told that cities are dangerous and that no sensible person would chose to live in such a place. Hence the newsworthiness of the “urban pioneer” narrative. But is it true? Rustwire.com
- Walkability and the new urbanism:Urban expert Christopher Leinberger says demand for homes in urban, walkable neighbourhoods is outstripping supply and that for the first time since the 1960s, housing values there have fallen below those of their urban counterparts. TheSpec.com