Here's what was most popular at Strong Towns this week:

Photo by Daniel Herriges

Photo by Daniel Herriges

Narrow Streets Do More With Less

Daniel Herriges, June 6, 2016

The recipe for a successful residential street is simple, timeless, and requires very little costly engineering. (This one generated a lot of discussion in the comments.)

Where are the Pioneers?

Charles Marohn, June 6, 2016

So many of our cities are waiting to be re-inhabited, to be improved back to their former glory. Is America capable of producing a new round of pioneers?

Detroit Through the Decades

Rachel Quednau, June 7, 2016

Strong Towns member and Detroit native, Andy Walker, talks about the changes in Detroit over the last several decades and his hopes for the city's future.

We are all Detroit

Charles Marohn, June 7, 2016

What the final ailment for Detroit was simply doesn't matter to me. The auto-centric style of development undermined the resiliency of the city, tearing down social, political and financial strength that had made Detroit one of the world's greatest cities. Once Detroit became a fragile city, it was only a matter of time.

The Perils of Walking

Rachel Quednau, June 8, 2016

Walking requires far less infrastructure than roads and streets for cars, and also results in far less wear and tear on that infrastructure. I believe a strong town is a town where it's safe and easy to walk. Which is why I'm glad to see publications outside of urbanist circles beginning to tout the benefits of walking.


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