Last month the ratings agency Moody's downgraded the credit rating of Ferguson, Missouri, to junk status. Let's not pretend this is solely the result of the events of August 2014.
The Pope's visit last week meant many dramatic, though temporary adjustments for the cities where he stopped. One story that bears telling is the complete shut down of car traffic in Philadelphia.
We talk a lot at Strong Towns about how a street designed around automobiles with little regard for people has an assortment of negative consequences. One of them is economic vitality. Particularly for store fronts in downtowns with a stroad running past them.
This week's podcast is a conversation with one of the country's leading urban thinkers, Joe Minicozzi of Urban 3. Joe and Chuck talk about Brainerd, Lafayette, communicating complex ideas and Taco John's.
A photographic follow up on some of my neighbourhood projects that are coming to a close.
We need more people from diverse professional backgrounds to step up and take on roles in the government, even if they disagree with what it’s currently doing.
A few weeks ago, we shared a post about Slow Streets, a Vancouver-based planning and urban design group. Today, they're back with an in-depth look at a dangerous intersection in their city.
I spent some time last week in Rapid City, SD. Rapid City (pop. 70,000) is a regional hub with medical and educational offerings. It also has a robust tourism economy with Mount Rushmore and Sturgis being nearby. However, like many communities, its downtown had fallen into neglect over time.