We'll be back with our regular content tomorrow, but today,
we want to wish you and your town a Happy Labor Day!
(Top photo by Mike Mozart)
Want more Strong Towns?
Why all these new storefronts are sitting vacant.
Local governments can’t take on more and more promises without generating enough wealth to meet those obligations—not without a reckoning. We need a radical revolution in how we plan, manage, and inhabit our cities, counties, and neighborhoods. We need a Strong Towns approach.
Incremental approaches are often cheaper, faster, or have less risk than sudden approaches. Let’s explore different types of incrementalism.
The closing of the mall’s anchor store exposes how fragile the community’s business model is, providing an opening to shift approach.
What does it take to be a small-scale developer in a struggling part of town? To put your money where your mouth is and participate in incremental neighborhood revitalization? One of our staffers knows firsthand.
Automated vehicle technology will do nothing to make our streets better places to be.
"Developers in my city are only building luxury housing. They're not building anything that ordinary people can afford." If you’ve said this lately, or heard someone else say it, here are five possible reasons why.
As a cycling advocate, I avoid talking about the times when riding a bike in the city is scary, because I don’t want to deter would-be new riders from giving it a try. There’s only one problem with pretending I’m never afraid: it isn’t true.
Gentrification and concentrated poverty are two sides of the same coin. We’ve engineered our cities so that neighborhoods get either too much investment or too little: the trickle or the fire hose.
3 dollars and cents arguments that definitively prove the need for people-oriented, walk-friendly places.
Many people leave the city and head for the suburbs once they have children. I did the opposite.