City Beautiful explores why more American cities don’t have metro systems like New York City and Chicago.

While there are no one answer for this, there does appear to be some key factors that may holding American cities from a new metro renaissance.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.