This week we announced a new contest and you're invited to participate. Submit your best small-scale infrastructure project here.

This week we announced a new contest and you're invited to participate. Submit your best small-scale infrastructure project here.

Here's what got the most reads this week on our site:

An Infrastructure Crisis?

by Charles Marohn, September 6, 2016

America has an infrastructure crisis, but it's not the one you think it is.

A Thousand Hidden Subsidies

by Johnny Sanphillippo, September 6, 2016

Does anyone think the folks in the $700,000 suburban homes would be living there in anything like their current circumstances if they had to pave their own roads and pump water up to their own homes? Does anyone believe these homes would be worth $700,000 without the heavily subsidized public infrastructure?

Stuck with Strip Malls

by Rachel Quednau, September 7, 2016

Strip malls are not the result of the free market choosing a preferred development pattern; They're the result of government regulations.

CORRIDOR CONNECTIVITY FAILURES

by Ben Kaplan, September 7, 2016

Simple adjustments to neighborhood design could make these places far more walkable. But continuing to design with only cars in mind will remove what little walkability there is.

You're an urbanist? Excellent. Why aren't you a developer yet?

by R. John Anderson, September 8, 2016

I am serious about recruiting architects, planners, engineers, activists who consider themselves to be urbanists (new or otherwise) into the ranks of the small developer cohort because I think it is the best way for an urbanist to have an impact in a place they care about.

(Top photo by Johnny Sanphillippo)


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