Progressive Cities Aren’t Living Up To Their Values

How Ideology is getting in the way of good city building

Coby Lefkowitz
39 min readApr 15, 2023

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Progressive cities have been telling themselves a myth for (at least) the last 20 years. Conjuring an identity based on virtue, and strengthened by a sort of moral superiority that looks down its nose at every other part of the country, large, prosperous, and blue cities have come…

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Coby Lefkowitz

Urbanist, Developer, Writer, & Optimist working to create more beautiful, sustainable, healthy, equitable and people-oriented places.