Bad schools and even the perception of disorder drive people from the city more effectively than bad urban form, and keeping people in the city is more important than the form the city takes.
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Cityism is differentiated by a commitment to join high density and intensity of uses with a congenial urban landscape, and this requires heroic efforts to deal with parking.
Because the rebuilding of cities is so important, the effort to do so, if that effort is based on recognizable principles, deserves recognition as something special.
I wrote about three places where I have seen Cityism occurring -- Vancouver, Barcelona, and my own city of Santa Monica -- but there are many other cities where Cityism is taking place.
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