Conversation with the Economics Detective

Conversation with the Economics Detective

URBAN DEVELOPMENT, THE GROWTH PONZI SCHEME, AND STRONG TOWNS WITH CHUCK MAROHN

A fun and wide ranging interview with the Founder and President of Strong Towns, Chuck Marohn. They talk about the Growth Ponzi Scheme, Big Box Stores, Stroads and more. 

The Economics Detective is a fun podcast that Strong Towns listeners would certainly enjoy. They've featured some of our friends including a conversation with Nolan Gray of Market Urbanism on trailer parks.

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The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Some solo podcasting from Chuck this week on the Week Ahead as Rachel takes some (well deserved) time off. A review of recent events, some book recommendations and a teaser announcement.

POTUS: Zoning Sucks

POTUS: Zoning Sucks

The White House takes aim at some of the our cities' worst development practices.

Debate Live-Chat on September 26

Debate Live-Chat on September 26

On Monday, September 26, Sec. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will begin the first of their four presidential debates. We'll be live-chatting throughout the event to analyze their #InfrastructureCrisis comments and anything else Strong Towns-related.

A town where every child can walk to school

A town where every child can walk to school

Lakewood, OH is a "walking school district." The town has never, in its history, owned schoolbuses, so streets are designed to ensure that every child can walk or bike to school.

Slowing the Cars in St. Louis

Slowing the Cars in St. Louis

Watch how a simple and cheap traffic-calming project made a big impact on neighborhood safety and productivity.

The Well Tempered City

The Well Tempered City

A well tempered city—as explained in the book by the same name—is one where all of the components work in harmony as part of the greater composition of a city. 

Project Propaganda

Project Propaganda

When you hear a politician or an economist touting the payback in infrastructure spending, they are either ignorant or are feeding you cheap propaganda. Either way, we need to demand better.