Why are there so many dogs in downtown? Does commuting make you fat? Will the arts save your city? Can the government sell your house to a developer? In this publication, writer and journalist Tracy Metz goes in search of the answers to these and many other topical issues in land use and planning, as practiced in the U.S.A. The book is a pocket-sized anthology of the columns and essays Metz wrote while she was a Loeb Fellow (2006-’07) at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.