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The New Urbanism in Addison, Texas

Addison, Texas is an affluent suburb just north of Dallas. Addison is known for two things: the corporate headquarter buildings all along the Dallas North Tollway, and the plethora of restaurants along Belt Line...

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JFK and Dallas

Many important figures have been assassinated throughout history: Julius Caesar, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King. But no assassination is more infamous than the assassination of JFK. President John F. Kennedy came to Dallas 50...

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The Beauty of Barcelona’s Eixample

Barcelona is a beautiful city at any scale. Take a walk down La Rambla or visit the Sagrada Familia and you’ll see some of the greatest urban spaces in the world. Then take a...

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Downtown Rowlett, Texas

Rowlett, Texas is a suburb of Dallas on the far eastern edge of the DFW Metroplex. It’s about as far out as you can go and still be in the surburbs. Once you travel...

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Smacked in Madrid

It was my first day in Spain. After an unexpected date, I met up with my friends and checked into our hostel. After dropping off our luggage, we took a walk around the heart...

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Apartment Amenities

Have you ever noticed how shallow ads for apartment complexes are? They always promote things like swimming pools, gyms, crown moulding and chair rails. These are all nice things, don’t get me wrong, but...

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No Downside to Mass Transit

There’s no downside to more mass transit. Yeah, it costs money to build in the short term, but it’s an investment worth making. Despite the sluggish economy, America would benefit from more trains and...

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Ban the Back-Up Beeper!

A city is no place for piece and quiet. There are always noises to be heard. This is especially true in the daytime. Whenever I have a few days off from work, I’ve found...

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Dallas: An Improbable City

Dallas is an improbable city. In many ways it seems to have sprung up by accident. Unlike most major cities, Dallas does not have a navigable river. The Trinity River is a mess. Most...

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A Charming Little Shithole

It was a charming little shithole: a small town whose rustic beauty belied its backwardness. Anywhere else in the country, it would be filled with mobile homes and mini malls. But in the verdant...