More cities, more assessments of what works, and why.
In the immortal words from Liberty Valance, "when the legend becomes fact, print the legend." Herewith the legend and reality of Asheville.
Catching up with changes in major cities, and in the Atlantic's own web site
Tampa has kept trying to revive its downtown, and has kept failing. Asheville has been wildly successful—but was it even trying at all?
"Visitors think, 'That's just how Seattle is.' But it wasn't." Lessons via places ranging from Fresno to Shanghai.
Sometimes crowdsourcing pays off.
Yesterday I noted two seemingly positive developments in the California High-Speed Rail saga. That was installment No. 14 1/2 in the series. For previous episodes see No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, No. 5, No. 6, No. 7, No. 8, No.…
"It is not fair to the men who were forced to work in this industry to celebrate the salt without celebrating them as well."
One reader urges me to embrace my inner conservative. Other readers say: Not so fast!
"Would you prefer a system where you can be instantly teleported from SF to LA? Of course. But that doesn't mean it's going to happen."
"What you are discovering on your road trip is the genius of conservatism."
Let's Look at Maglev and Other Alternatives. "Should we invest in infrastructure? Absolutely! But the right kind of infrastructure." Some ideas on what that might mean.
In next month's election, Jerry Brown is seeking a fourth term as California's governor and public support for his plan for a north-south bullet train to transform travel in a car-dependent state. Here is more of what's at stake.
Balancing substance and symbolism in the movement toward cleaner energy sources
Everybody talks about the future, but nobody does anything about it.
"The decision on HSR is going to shape the future in ways we can't predict, and a touch of modesty in the arguments would be welcome."