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Urban Studies

'We Hope To Break Open The Otherwise Rather Dry Discourse'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.04.2013 | Arts

Former Guggenheim curator and present Val Alen Institute director David van der Leer was a recent juror for the Architizer A+ Awards. Here's what the ...

Americans Are Protesting, But What Stops Full-Scale Rioting?

Jake Blumgart | Posted 05.30.2012 | Books
Jake Blumgart

Michael Katz's Why Don't American Cities Burn? is both a crushing reminder of seemingly intractable problems that still face American cities and an exploration of why things aren't worse.

Village Green: What Do the World's Most Romantic Cities Have in Common?

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Some cities that perennially make "ten-most-romantic cities" lists. And people fall in love with them, and in them, in part because they are so conducive to nourishing the human spirit.