An infrastructure crisis?

This campaign season, both frontrunner presidential candidates have claimed they want to increase infrastructure spending in America. At Strong Towns, we have a very different perspective. In a nation that has spent more than seven decades frantically spreading out, there are trillions of dollars of unproductive infrastructure already in the ground today waiting for us to make better use of. 

At Strong Towns, we see that our cities, towns and neighborhoods are dripping with opportunity. These opportunities are not of the mega-project variety. They are small -- seemingly beneath us, perhaps -- but they can positively transform everything about how we live our lives.

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Vote for the Strongest Infrastructure Project

We believe that a nation full of towns that take on small, incremental projects to improve their neighborhoods is a much better model than a nation where the federal government goes trillions of dollars in debt in the hopes of growing the economy through megaprojects.

So we invited our readers and members to submit their nominations for the Strongest Infrastructure Project. We received many wonderful projects, from bike share programs to bus stops to public parks —from cities and towns in 25 states and Canada. We picked the top five.

Read the top 5 submissions and vote for the best.

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