A couple years ago, I bought a $15,000 uninhabitable shack in Cincinnati, Ohio, hoping to renovate it into a nice two-story duplex for renters. Here's what went wrong.
In the wake of the California wildfires, what happens next? Will these communities rebuild or abandon?
Better transit is badly needed in the Anaheim region but rather than provide that, the regional government spent millions on a shiny, new auto-oriented facility.
In a California town, Main Street is preserved while everything around it shifts and the conditions that built Main Street are destroyed.
In a world where brick-and-mortor stores are increasingly hard to maintain and afford, mobile businesses fill an important niche for both business owners and consumers.
Stop fearing the end of civilization as we know it, and start learning from the people who have already experienced it.
A futuristic civic building still inspires awe, but that's muted by the changing suburban landscape around it.
Most people load themselves up with massive amounts of debt in order to live the way they believe they’re supposed to. But there's another option.
Ugliness isn’t the problem and newness isn’t any kind of solution.
We’ve got the built environment that we have and the overwhelming majority of it isn’t going to change.
The gazebo is a talisman designed to suggest a pretty illusion, but reality overwhelmed the dream.
Last year I engaged in a failed attempt to renovate an old house in Ohio. It ended badly. So I thought I’d do a follow-up on what actually does work given the legal parameters and cultural context.
Building after massive building now sit empty in towns across America. Yours is up next.
By buying wholesome food in bulk directly from small family farms I’ve radically shortened the supply chain.
We’ve built too much of the wrong stuff in the wrong places and market demand may never catch up or reinvent these landscapes.
This video of Mississauga, ON shows us that density will not save the suburbs.
Last year I bought a $15,000 uninhabitable shack in Cincinnati, Ohio, hoping to renovate it into a nice two-story duplex for renters. Here's what went wrong.
Attempts to upgrade public transit by the central authorities in Los Angeles have been fought tooth and nail by residents, and illustrate why transit just doesn’t work when the local culture doesn’t want it.
There’s just no reason why a four-year college degree should cost anything like what it does. Here's a different model.
When you're faced with the choice of living in an urban neighborhood with "poor" schools, or a suburban neighborhood with "good" schools, you find a work around. That's what these entrepreneurial spirits did in San Francisco.