• Slow Roll

    Note: New York State announced support for, or progress on, two urban freeway teardowns in Buffalo, New York. Like most US cities, Buffalo suffered greatly from ill-considered 20th Century highways that demolished and divided neighborhoods. Now, governments are slowly rolling back the damage from...Read more
  • The Transect: A diagram of diversity

    The inspiration for this iconic drawing was a walk from the beach over the dunes and into the scrub woodlands in the early days of Seaside, Florida. Douglas Duany, landscape architect, explained the natural transect to architect Andres Duany, who made a connection between nature and urban form...Read more
  • A tail of woe

    Heinrich Kley was a German illustrator active in the early 20th Century who was noted for darkly humorous pen-and-ink drawings. He sometimes focused on the conflicts of new technologies—such as motor vehicles competing for space on city streets with pedestrians. Architectural writer David Brussat...Read more
  • Regional travel demand: A euphemism for unsustainable car trips

    If your corporation profited by highway building or selling cars, how would you market the idea of spending billions of tax dollars annually to subsidize long distance commuting by car? How would you spin the idea to make speeding through neighborhoods more important than the neighborhoods...Read more