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Read Strong Towns member, Josef Bray-Ali's story of running for the Los Angeles City Council.

Read Strong Towns member, Josef Bray-Ali's story of running for the Los Angeles City Council.

It's Time to End the Routine Traffic Stop

by Charles Marohn, July 25, 2016

Routine traffic stops are dangerous for all involved and do little to improve safety. It's time to end the practice. (Don't miss the follow-up article, "More Thoughts on Ending Traffic Stops" and related podcast, also published this week.)

Why One Strong Towns Member Chose to Run for City Council

by Josef Bray-Ali, July 26, 2016

Chuck's "Keep doing what you can to help build strong towns" podcast sign-off really has hit home with me. I'm not interested in the job of being a fancy politician — but I am deeply interested in doing whatever I can to build a strong district with safe streets. 

The Un-paving of American Roads

by Strong Towns, July 27, 2016

Several states are choosing to un-pave their roads and replace them with gravel rather than spend money they don't have to fix them.

Who Cares? Not my Hometown Paper

by Charles Marohn, July 27, 2016

In closing many neighborhood schools over the years, my local school district has walked away from neighborhoods that are already struggling, making the situation in those places much worse. 

A Brief History of Zoning and Highway Construction in America

by Vince Graham, July 28, 2016

Land use and transportation policies like zoning provide the pretense of order through artificial constructs that suppress the natural order. Moreover, they mask the incompetence of modern urban designers.


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