Addison Del Mastro, City Journal

Addison Del Mastro

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Fairfax, VA, United States

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Past articles by Addison:

How Somerville, N.J., Embraced Growth

The borough’s transformation marries density to commercial vitality. → Read More

Build elsewhere. Save Drew Forest.

The Drew Forest is a unique space, one which really does enhance student life and the environment → Read More

All Roads Lead to Roads

Charles Marohn calls out the waste and dishonesty at the heart of the traffic engineering profession. → Read More

Epicurious, Giant Food, and the Foodie Bubble

A major supermarket’s in-house magazine is a taste of America’s everyday cooking. → Read More

Trump's 'Beautiful Buildings' EO Meets the Wrecking Ball

America needs good classical architects more than a presidential signature. → Read More

Dollar Stores and Reinvention of Rural Retail

The oft-maligned discount depots are imperfect, but they're evolving to serve their market. → Read More

Thoughts on Driving Alone and Talk Radio

With the death of Rush Limbaugh, a question for the readers → Read More

The Last Cassette Player Standing

In our globalized economy, the death of a technology can be more interesting than its life. → Read More

Gaslit, or Full of Gas?

Mother Jones misses the mark with a patronizing investigation of the popular home stoves. → Read More

A Viral Anniversary

One year in, we can agree on one thing: nobody expected this. → Read More

Gamestop and the End of Video Game Retail's Golden Age

The WallStreetBets play was fueled by nostalgia, but modern, digital-only gaming leaves fewer opportunities to plant those seeds. → Read More

More Neon, Less Sprawl

Highway beautification tackled the wrong problem, and drained the roadside of color and flair. → Read More

The Fascinating Second Lives of Stuff

A recent book dives into the massive, global, and greatly under-studied trade in used goods. → Read More

The Christmas Song Guide to Urban Design

The midcentury Christmas canon embodies a quasi-mythical mix of suburban comfort and urban vitality. → Read More

Trump's Classical Architecture Executive Order

Can civic comity be reverse-engineered through beautiful buildings? → Read More

Lockdowns and the Open Road

The pandemic has given us a temporary, artificial taste of an American myth. → Read More

Drive Like It’s 1950 on U.S. Route 11

A leisurely road trip through an American open-air museum yields insights on the built environment. → Read More

The real problem with ‘On Eagle’s Wings’

Deep in the ‘Gather’ hymnal is a treasury of distinctly Catholic meaning set to music. We could use a lot of more that. → Read More

Why Is New Urbanism Expensive?

The market likes it, but there's more to the question. → Read More

Redevelopment Hell | The American Conservative

Most Americans have no idea how byzantine and restrictive our land-use regime is. → Read More