This week, we discussed how to run a successful public meeting, how the media reports on local issues, and how not to give up on building strong towns.
With roads built far past the necessary capacity, one town gets creative in its use of street space.
These comics illustrate what's wrong with crosswalks and why they rarely make streets safer.
Chuck Marohn interviews Kate Herzog, one of the first members of Strong Towns and Marketing & Assistant Director of Downtown Bismarck in Bismarck, ND.
High occupancy vehicle lanes are being sold as a positive addition to our highways, but they are just another way to induce demand for roads and driving.
Why would a national organization focused on energy efficiency and lowering carbon emissions give its employees free parking?
Our approach to building strong towns isn't driven by large influxes of federal money or top-down, cookie cutter government programs.
You can build a whole island designed for human-scaled transport, but if there’s no feedback mechanism to tell people not to bring their cars, they'll just drive anyway.
Yes, it's possible to have a community meeting where resident voices are heard, while experts and professionals get their say as well. Here are several tips for how to do that.
The American drive toward hyper-mobility has led to an over-arching cultural and social impotence to make the connection between loving our places and the possibility of flourishing local communities.
Should protected bike lanes be installed on streets with high amounts of bike traffic or low?
The real impetus for the invention of zoning regulations was a desire to protect and enshrine the single-family home as the most virtuous and sacrosanct urban form.
Chuck and Rachel discuss the fate of America and whether all of our work is in vain or whether there's reason for hope.
If there's public perception that a new development is opposed, then opposition will grow—even if the initial outcry was only coming from a few loud, angry people.
The line between optimism and reality can be a fine one to walk.
This week we discussed subsidies, the planning profession, and futuristic buildings.
While roundabouts are a wise design choice, the money spent on this one (and countless others) is astronomical and unnecessary.
How reliant is your local economy on just one company or industry? What would happen if that economic sector disappeared?
We have designed every inch of our streets to compensates for the mistakes of drivers. But what about pedestrians?
The wealth one sees in the countryside resides there, but it is not created there. These residences are not the producers of wealth but the consumers of it.