Florida joins the DDI Club

Florida joins the DDI Club

Florida's transportation budget is a disaster. It's an un-fixable mess. Only a people mired deep in delusion would consider it anything less than a fiscal emergency. Yet, the building continues.

Eliminate the red trousers? Never!

Eliminate the red trousers? Never!

The red pants of the French army were a source of national pride, that is, until hundreds of thousands of French soldiers were killed by the camoflaged Germans and their machine guns in the opening days of World War I.

Transactions of Decline

Transactions of Decline

Regardless of what my city does -- hold taxes steady or increase them by 50% -- next year's budget will be a transaction of decline, an attempt to hold on, just a little while longer, to what we perceive that we have. We have to do better if we want a country full of Strong Towns.

Close, but not quite

Close, but not quite

As the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy launches this new campaign, let's hope that they resist being just another member of the Infrastructure Cult and instead become real advocates for a stronger America. 

Video: Four Road Diets

Video: Four Road Diets

A collaboration between city planner, urban designer, and author Jeff Speck (jeffspeck.com), and 3D artist Spencer Boomhower (cupolamedia.com), this series of videos describes some of the most common and most effective road-diet redesigns.

Show 245: Climates and Markets

Show 245: Climates and Markets

The global climate is a complex system. Economic markets are a complex system. Why do we react so differently to these different forms of complexity and what can we learn from those reactions?