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Feb. 1 2018 5:45 AMIn Defense of the Small CityEveryone, including the president, thinks struggling Americans should just move to places like New York. They’re wrong.
Jan. 18 2018 1:41 PMAmazon Is Totally Putting Its Second Headquarters in D.C., Right?
Jan. 11 2018 7:30 AMWe Need More Black-Owned Grocery StoresLocal grocery-store ownership can serve as an anchor and can help build a healthy community.
Jan. 5 2018 10:15 AMThe Met Museum Will Start Charging Out-of-Towners, and New York City Burns a Little Less Bright
Dec. 19 2017 3:30 PMBuild It BetterAll the infrastructure spending in the world won’t save us from ourselves.
Dec. 15 2017 6:49 PMElon Musk vs. the MonorailThe Tesla founder’s disdain for public transportation is all a part of his master plan.
Dec. 11 2017 5:08 PMNo, Slate Didn’t Fall Into a Coastal Media Trap in Reporting on Middle AmericaThere are real reasons to be (slightly) less pessimistic about immigration in the heartland.
Dec. 6 2017 5:55 AMWho Gets to Live in Fremont, Nebraska?A new Costco plant could save the town—by bringing hundreds of immigrants to the only place in America that passed a law to keep them out.
Oct. 25 2017 9:00 AMBuilding GoogletownWhat matters in city-building isn’t high-tech data—it’s boring old infrastructure.
Sept. 22 2017 4:57 PMPuerto Rico’s Best Hope for Keeping the Lights OnThe indebted island was already eager to hand its electric utility to private owners. Hurricane Maria just made it much more likely.
Sept. 8 2017 4:54 PMYour City Will Lose the Contest for Amazon’s New HQNo town truly fulfills the company’s demanding wish list.
Sept. 7 2017 4:56 PMHow We Ruined Airline JobsWorking in aviation has lost its glamor. It happened because the law gave carriers every advantage over their workforces—and because we demanded lower airfare.
Sept. 7 2017 4:55 PMSmaller Is BetterIn praise of calm, low-fuss regional airports.
Sept. 7 2017 4:54 PMFlying While Brown Is Getting More TraumaticThe screenings that are often forced on travelers send a clearer and clearer message: Go away.
Aug. 31 2017 12:00 PMDon’t Blame Houston’s Lax Zoning for Harvey’s DestructionCities with stringent zoning would have been just as vulnerable to the flood.
Jan. 25 2018 3:24 PMNew York May Finally, Finally Charge People Who Want to Drive Through Manhattan
Jan. 16 2018 2:21 PMThe Week JFK Airport Stood StillEverything that went wrong as the bomb cyclone hit America’s largest port of entry.
Jan. 5 2018 4:37 PMThis Bill to Help Solve California’s Housing Crisis Is Too Good an Idea to Pass
Dec. 28 2017 4:06 PMHow Memphis Toppled Its Confederate StatuesBy outsmarting Tennessee’s conservative Legislature.
Dec. 18 2017 1:32 PMDocks OffU.S. cities are being invaded by dock-less bike share. It’s going to be messy—and worth it.
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMToo Broke to DriveStates have trapped millions of Americans in crippling debt by taking away their driver’s licenses. Can the damage be undone?
Dec. 8 2017 12:54 PMThe Alarming Rise in Homelessness Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story
Nov. 22 2017 10:16 AMDa Vinci in the DesertAbu Dhabi’s new Louvre is a glimpse of our curated urban future, in which no one sees what the state doesn’t want you to see.
Oct. 18 2017 2:44 PMThe Imaginary AppleA museum exhibition shows off the New York City that designers dreamed up, but which never actually got built.
Sept. 12 2017 2:16 PMThe Lessons of Marco IslandForty years ago, a battle over this beachfront community changed the way Florida builds. After Irma, could it happen again?
Sept. 7 2017 4:57 PMTerminalHow the airport came to embody our national psychosis.
Sept. 7 2017 4:56 PMYour Misery at the Airport Is Great for BusinessRetail in terminals is booming. How else would we soothe our anxiety?
Sept. 7 2017 4:54 PMAirports Can Be MarvelsIf you look at them the way a pilot does.
Sept. 7 2017 4:53 PMPlease Step Aside, SirMy medical devices help keep me alive—and subject me to uncomfortable scrutiny every time I pass through airport security.
Aug. 30 2017 3:01 PMHow Can You Stop Cars From Plowing Into Crowds?The sturdy posts called “bollards” are our best defense against the use of vehicles as weapons. They’re also the rare anti-terrorism policy that makes cities more pleasant.

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