Real Housing Choice

Real Housing Choice

A recent shift in federal housing policy may give low-income families a true choice in where they live, enabling them to find homes is safe, well-resourced neighborhoods.

Another Place for Chuck

Another Place for Chuck

I'm moving. It turns out the place I was looking for was right there in front of me all along.

The Emerging Democratized Economy

The Emerging Democratized Economy

The key to building a sustainable local economy is to nurture a diverse set of employers that operate in multiple industries. With the emergence of the Democratized Economy, localized production for regional markets is returning to the fore. 

Skyways: Helping or hurting downtown?

Skyways: Helping or hurting downtown?

The skywalks are an exclusive zone that cost millions of dollars to create and have siphoned business and activity away from the streets. Now some cities are trying to bring pedestrians back onto the street and make better use of the existing public sidewalks.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Chuck and Rachel recap the membership drive, discuss an upcoming event in Texas and dive into Chuck's Monday article: The Ignorant and the Elites, which covers the value of listening to people who think differently from you, especially in the context of the Brexit vote and the American presidential race.

The Magic of Tree-Lined Streets

The Magic of Tree-Lined Streets

Whether you care about the environment, energy savings, property values, public health, or your city’s bottom line--plant a tree by the street.  You’ll make sweaty cyclists and pedestrians happy for generations to come.

A Bet That Paid Off

A Bet That Paid Off

It was an experiment. We were prepared to adapt to feedback and scratch the plan if it failed. But what happened was something more successful than we could've possibly imagined. 

Greatest Hits: Stroad Nation

Greatest Hits: Stroad Nation

Ferguson is trapped in a cycle of decline, not because of its people or even their poverty, but because it is designed to be that way. Failing suburbs are where the power shifts of our time are concentrating desperation and discontent. Sadly, Ferguson will not be an anomaly.

Some Words of Optimism

Some Words of Optimism

Chuck shares what it's like to drive four hours to a Curbside Chat and find out that others traveled nearly far just to be there.