Avoiding Another Flint

Avoiding Another Flint

This is how we do business in America. We’ve dedicated our resources to building new things with little regard to fixing it first.

10,000 year old traditional development

10,000 year old traditional development

This class is growing my perception of the possible and giving me all sorts of difficult questions to ask myself. Are the things I advocate compatible with long, long term survival? Are big cities in general a long term proposition? How can this movement *move* in stories that are so clear and powerful that they get passed on? Where do I feel a deep connection to the land?

3 On-Going Thoughts Since Strong Towns Visited

3 On-Going Thoughts Since Strong Towns Visited

After a productive series of North Bay meetings, the principals from Strong Towns and Urban3 have gone home, but not before seeding the North Bay with ideas about further steps toward an urbanist, financially sustainable, climate change moderating future.

A Simple Idea for Flint

A Simple Idea for Flint

It's possible that large parts of Flint could be served with really high quality water for drinking and sanitation at a fraction of the cost while preserving the existing, lead-infested system for fire fighting purposes only.

Opening Eyes

Opening Eyes

"Chuck just helped me understand why we need to design streets for people, not cars"

OKC Live!

OKC Live!

From a beautiful little neighborhood in Oklahoma City, Chuck Marohn interviews ULI members Shane Hampton and Jane Jenkins in front of a live audience. The conversation is about Oklahoma City past, present and future.

You Are Traffic

You Are Traffic

Our latest featured post from the member blogroll comes to us from Paul Fritz’s blog, Small Town Urbanism. This piece was inspired by a conversation Paul had with Strong Towns founder, Chuck Marohn, after a recent event in Santa Rosa, CA.

From Highway to Boulevard

From Highway to Boulevard

A new proposal to transform a Rhode Island highway into a boulevard is an opportunity to rethink the errors of the past, while saving the state a lot of money.

Ask R. Moses: Question 1

Ask R. Moses: Question 1

Our new advice column hosted by the one and only R. Moses, invites your questions on engineering issues in your town or city.