A Chicago expat living in Los Angeles, Patrick Sisson writes about urbanism, cities, transportation, and architecture, examining how these themes help shape culture and urban life. He writes a weekly column called Property Lines that spotlights community development, real estate trends, and hot housing markets across the country. Send tips and topics his way, and follow him on Twitter @patrickcsisson. His work has previously appeared on The Verge, Racked, Pitchfork, Dwell, and Wax Poetics.
Social distancing means "when they can’t show a property, they can’t earn a living".
Lessons on restricting public spaces and social interaction in the age of coronavirus.
"What kept them from being successful in the classroom had nothing to do with the classroom."
As universities go online and dorms shut down, students scramble to find a place to stay
The American obsession with large homes—a matter of culture, policy, and economics—restricts smaller, more affordable options.
The chant: "Joe Biden doesn’t have a housing plan for me!"
More roads, more money, more traffic: a new report argues America’s transit policy gridlock is costing us billions of dollars.
Passive house high-rises provide cleaner air, lower utility costs, and an affordable option for tenants.