The old world order is broken. Welcome to the New Urban Order.

This newsletter explores the future of cities. Every week, I cover topics such as housing, climate, urban tech, downtowns, and more. Through this content and occasional subscriber events, I’m hoping to build a community of urban enthusiasts and people who are professionally engaged in city-making.

What you’ll get reading this newsletter:

  • Original analysis on cities. Every week there’s new data about the direction of cities, such as where populations are moving or the impact of legislation. I’ll dive into that data and share a few thoughts on what these new stats mean for cities.

  • Posts that dissect media about cities. Do you read op-eds, articles, and social media on topics such as office conversions to congestion pricing and want to talk about what the reporter got right and wrong? Me too!

  • Emerging innovations in cities. You’re wondering how Dallas came to have so many downtown parks or why Kigali, Rwanda is getting attention for its walkability. I’ll get you the scoop.

Know that this work is only possible because of paying subscribers. I really appreciate each subscription and try to send a personal note with each upgrade from free to paid. I hope you’ll read all my posts, get engaged in the comments, and build this community with me.

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I write the newsletter, The New Urban Order, about cities, housing, and climate. My latest book is Brave New Home: Our Future in Smarter, Simpler, Happier Housing.