A conversation with World's Fair Co. founder Cam Wiese on Walt Disney, EPCOT, Dubai's museum of the future, why the World's Fair died, and why big…

February 2023

A deep dive into the growing world of roads made of plastic.

January 2023

Why don't I ever meet rural people in tech? Contrarian strategies for America's small towns. Plus, the romance of stagnation.

December 2022

AI explains Startup Cities, interviews Jane Jacobs, pretends to be Karl Marx, and writes a hilarious film noir, a musical, a Simpsons episode, a…

October 2022

McBasements, from parking to patios, Emergent Tokyo, agglomeration effects, remote work and housing prices, Africa's new cities, positive sum housing…
BuildCities.com co-founder Angelo Alessio on their new Web3 platform to connect – and eventually build – new communities on-chain.
A culture of serving the customers of cities must replace today's habit of blaming them.

September 2022

The true story of when I met the mafia kingpin of Ghana's most infamous slum... and why we talked about Bitcoin.
Prompt hacking DALL-E to create cityscapes from music genres, philosophers, novelists, corporate brands, and other wild aesthetics.

August 2022

Building lean, barriers to great urbanism, startup metrics for cities, a Startup Cities tech stack, the Network State, DAOs buying Land Banks, and much…
Singapore's founding father on greenspace, traffic, mixed use, land prices, chewing gum bans, and Europe.

July 2022

How Kannapolis, North Carolina got built, incubated a multi-billion dollar retailer, died in a 1980's corporate takeover, and found new life as an R&D…