Cities

The political baggage of moving house

3 July 2021 9:00 am

We are currently house-hunting — please let me know if you have one going spare. We are looking for a…

new york republican

The resurgence of the New York Republican

18 December 2020 2:37 am

Have you met Tina? You may have seen her this month leading a charge outside Mac’s Public House on Staten…

Skyscraper squats and a lesson from India: the future of British architecture

17 October 2020 9:00 am

Squatting, gutting and retrofitting – and a lesson from India: Stuart Jeffries looks at the future of British architecture

klacik

Kim Klacik and the urban GOP effort

9 September 2020 5:50 am

Baltimore Republicans are an oddity in Baltimore. Perhaps some older Americans remember Spiro Agnew, but that’s more or less it…

city

Bright lights, abandoned city

26 June 2020 6:20 am

Joan Didion wrote that New York is a city only for the very rich, the very poor and the very…

rentiers

The rioters and the rentiers

24 June 2020 2:51 am

It was inevitable that the wave of destructive rioting and looting that has swept through cities that are almost all…

black vote

Can Trump appeal to America’s black silent minority?

10 June 2020 8:37 am

One of the largest obstacles standing in the way of Donald Trump’s re-election is his weakness in every big city…

civilization

How to destroy civilization

3 June 2020 9:14 pm

Yogi Berra was right: it’s déjà vu all over again. Just turn on the evening news. If you are old…

cities

In 2020, Trump must save the cities

3 December 2019 6:04 am

This article is in The Spectator’s December 2019 US edition. Subscribe here. In 2014, America’s progressives got a wake-up call. That year,…

Is this LA?: Dilapidated deco in Downtown

The heart of Los Angeles feels like somewhere else entirely

9 April 2016 9:00 am

There’s a certain kind of Englishman who falls hard for Los Angeles. Men such as Graham Nash, who swapped the…

Bristol, the European capital of green nannying and bureaucracy

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Environmental nannying is wrecking my beloved Bristol

Osborne’s false prophet: why Jim O’Neill will never deliver a ‘northern powerhouse’

4 July 2015 9:00 am

Why Jim O’Neill isn’t fit to run the Northern Powerhouse

A reliable escape: Mikrolimano

Grim, generous, decaying and hip: the paradoxical charms of Athens

7 March 2015 9:00 am

My first visit to Athens as a student gave me a set of impressions that the present crisis has only…

The myth of the housing crisis

28 February 2015 9:00 am

The coalition is letting developers concrete over the countryside, but that won’t help young people buy houses

Hadrian on the Somerset levels

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Since the Somerset Levels are a flood plain, nature will flood it. Romans had no problems with that. Much of…