Why We’re in Philly and Not Paris

I’m just back from a trip to Paris, and I find myself unable to resist asking the question posed by many returning tourists:“Why can’t our cities be like that?” It’s the kind of blunt question posed by people who otherwise might never think twice about cities. The question illustrates the perspective-changing power of travel: In this case, making suburbanized American tourists into urban policy analysts, if only for a few minutes…READ MORE


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