Monday Member Blog Digest: the latest and greatest from Strong Towns members' blogs. Demolition without a redevelopment plan in suburban St. Louis; "social engineering" as code word for "any policy I don't like"; misconceptions about "safety" in cities; the virtues of small blocks; insultingly useless pedestrian paths; and more!
Jonathan Coppage and Benjamin Schwarz of the American Conservative talk about their publication, how they got involved in New Urbanism and why conservatives are embracing New Urbanist approaches.
Robin Bergstrom of CNU New England talks about how she became involved in CNU, how she came to be the Executive Director of CNU NE and the unique challenges of New Urbanism in the Northeast.
John Anderson and Monte Anderson (no relation, except in good looks) talk about how small, incremental development can save the world and make a nice living for the entrepreneurial startup builder trying to transform their city. John and Monte are all about lowering the bar on entry and their similar stories are compelling.