Philip Langdon

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Rating your location’s walkability

New “Walk Score” system fails on many criteria, but other programs do better.
PHILIP LANGDONOCT. 1, 2007

Katrina Cottages funded; implementation questions remain

As Mississippi recovers, new urbanist plans and codes also win approval. ��

President Bush signed legislation in June authorizing $400 million to replace tens of thousands of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) trailers that displaced families have been occupying since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck the Gulf Coast last year. Some of the money may be used to built Katrina Cottages — small dwellings that Marianne Cusato and other new urbanists devised in recent months.

PHILIP LANGDONJUL. 1, 2006

As residents depart Detroit, watch out for fast-moving farm machinery

After losing a quarter of its population in the past decade, Detroit is now smaller than Austin, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina, or Jacksonville, Florida.

PHILIP LANGDONMAR. 23, 2011