SOME STUFF FROM THIS WEEK YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED.
Rik Adamski, Principal at neighborhood planning firm ASH+LIME, incorporates Strong Towns principles into his firm’s work, and shares how you can do the same: identify low risk, high return projects for a city, and encourage city leaders to embrace the next increment of development.
Our prevailing property tax system rewards those who sit on valuable land and leave it idle, while punishing with higher taxes those who put it to productive use. And for that, our buddy the speculator just wants to say, "Thanks, neighbor."
Four years ago, a fellow civil engineer in Minnesota tried (unsuccessfully) to challenge Strong Towns president Chuck Marohn’s license, in retaliation for Strong Towns’s criticism of infrastructure lobbying organizations. This incident still says a lot today about the need for reform in the profession.