Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson

Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson is a contributing editor with Architect magazine. Her writing has appeared in Metropolis, Conde Nast Traveler, the New York Times Magazine, and Slate, among others. She writes from her home in Baltimore.

Gallery walls: Cities embrace street art as a ticket to success

This spring, Baltimore joins a growing list of cities that have co-opted an illegal art form, turning it into a tool for economic development. But in the clear light of day, can street art stay true to its roots?

Design o’ the times: Empowering minorities to shape urban landscapes

A spate of new design-based public schools aims to increase the number of minorities practicing design and architecture.

Re-Occupy Main Street: Entrepreneurs revive down-and-out business districts

Designer Will Phillips (pictured) and John Bolster have opened Sandtown Millworks in a former bank with help from a Operation:Storefront grant.Photo: Elizabeth Evitts DickinsonLast week kicked off that special time of year when indulgence and guilt face off in the …