Please Follow Me On Substack!

Luca Gattoni-Celli
2 min readMay 31, 2023


Thanks for your support here on Medium

The avatar photo of my new blog, the cornerstone of Boston’s public library. Link to source.

Dear Medium subscribers,

I am now blogging at Substack and you should follow my new blog there:

Read and follow Cornerstone at:

I currently have a stack of 103 Substack subs, including 3 paying members.

Cornerstone is an exploration of the built environment and the world we build each other. I have started off with a series on how I built up YIMBYs of Northern Virginia, the grassroots pro-housing advocacy group I founded on August 20, 2021. Below are the nine chapters in this weekly series, including links to the first five which I have already published:

I plan to do other posts in the future, mostly about urbanism and housing, but also dabbling in other topics such as minivans’ superiority over SUVs.

As an aside, if you enjoyed my Medium posts on apartments and affordable housing, check out remastered versions at Southern Urbanism Quarterly:

AFFORDABILITY | Gold Toilets and Wrecking Balls

HOUSING | You Do Not Have to Like Apartments

Thanks for your time and readership. If you are in the U.S., I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend.



Luca Gattoni-Celli

Recovered federal tax reporter currently working as a management consultant. Catholic, husband, father, student of economics. SDG