Volume 92, Number 4
For this issue, we assembled pieces that glean from the built environment, be it a capital or backwater, a suburb or pop-up village. The backdrops range from Los Angeles to Buenos Aires, from Miami to Colorado Springs. What links them are variations on the theme of civic engagement, as well as the idea that the public sphere contains its own imaginative force, born of agitation and a sense of order, imagination and goodwill. Altogether, the takeaway is as much about models for governing as where to find the sublime.