Lost in the Supermarket, Part II

Lost in the Supermarket, Part II

Instead of trying to improve access to healthy food with a big, expensive bet that's bound to fail, why not work with successful existing businesses that residents already utilize?

Lost in the Supermarket, Part I

Lost in the Supermarket, Part I

$46 million in government subsidies supported the construction of a supermarket to fill a need in a New Jersey food desert. A year and half later, it closed. What happened?

The Elephant Not in the Room

The Elephant Not in the Room

We can battle with stats and studies, but we'll be much more effective advocates when we get beyond logic and reason.

Foxconn Con

Foxconn Con

This proposal is political theater at best, and, at worst, it's treating jobs as an object of religious veneration.

Podcast: Pete Saunders

Podcast: Pete Saunders

In a wide-ranging conversation, journalist and planner Pete Saunders discusses the fate of Detroit, how baseball stadiums connect with their surrounding neighborhoods, and what African American migration to the suburbs means for the future of America.

No Gas Stations Downtown

No Gas Stations Downtown

No amount of cultured stone or decorative landscaping is going to make this proposed gas station a valuable or contributing part of our walkable, mixed-use neighborhood.

The Space Between

The Space Between

Land is the base resource for building prosperity in our towns. Here are several examples for making the best use of every inch of it.

A Bike Trail Along a Highway??

A Bike Trail Along a Highway??

A new bike trail is in the works along a crucial corridor near Washington, DC. The only problem is its intended location.

Sign of the Times

Sign of the Times

What can signmaking’s past and present tell us about our cities’ futures?

On the Outside, Looking In

On the Outside, Looking In

African Americans are moving to the suburbs in increasing numbers. While that's a promising sign of upward mobility, it could also mean they get left behind in declining neighborhoods, just as they once were during the era of white flight.