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Intro to urbanism, part ten: Summing up, further reading, and an example life

Waiting for a table at a Brooklyn pizzeria

One of my favorite college memories, at least among those I can share publicly, is from my senior year. I was in the living room of my student apartment, reclining in a beanbag chair, enjoying an Oly, and listening as I copied a vinyl album onto […]

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Intro to urbanism, part seven: Places for community life

Times Square in Manhattan

Moving onward with my New Year’s “Intro to Urbanism”, today will be a discussion of public spaces. (From those coming to the series late, the earlier parts are at one, two, three, four, five, and six.)

In effective urban settings, public places have subtly but crucially different roles than they […]

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Intro to urbanism, part six: Energy matters

View from Philadelphia Art Museum toward downtown

After two posts (here and here) of attempting, with only moderate success, to tackle the murky task of explaining the fiscal justifications for urbanism, I’m moving onto the next, and hopefully easier, task of presenting the environmental justifications. All the posts are part of my New Year’s […]

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Intro to urbanism, part five: Tapping the piggybank

Building in Greenwich Village

Today, I’ll resume my New Year’s “Intro to Urbanism”, an effort to provide a remedial urbanist background for readers who’ve come only recently to this blog.

In my last post on the “Intro”, I attempted to explain the fiscal reasons for urbanism. (Earlier, I had touched upon my reasons for […]

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Intro to urbanism, part four: Fiscal urbanism

555 Hudson Street, Greenwich Village

This is post number four in my New Year’s “Intro to Urbanism”. It’s my attempt to increase the knowledge of readers who have an interest in urbanism, but may be insecure in their current familiarity with the subject.

In the first post, I described my reasons for writing this […]

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Intro to urbanism, part three: Why urbanism matters

White Horse Tavern

This is the third post in my New Year’s “Intro to Urbanism”. It’s my attempt to connect with new readers who may have an interest in the subject, but feel they don’t yet have the background to partake in the conversation.

In the first post, I gave my reasons for writing […]

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Intro to urbanism, part two: Definitions and synonyms

Streetlight in Greenwich Village

This post will continue my New Year’s “Intro to Urbanism”. In my last post, I wrote about my reasons for writing this series of posts, including a desire to provide a step stool for new readers trying to join the urbanist conversation and an interest in consolidating my own thoughts […]