A Chicago expat living in Los Angeles, Patrick Sisson writes about urbanism, cities, transportation, and architecture, examining how these themes help shape culture and urban life. He writes a weekly column called Property Lines that spotlights community development, real estate trends, and hot housing markets across the country. Send tips and topics his way, and follow him on Twitter @patrickcsisson. His work has previously appeared on The Verge, Racked, Pitchfork, Dwell, and Wax Poetics.
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