Top 5 Stories from the Week (Oct 30 - Nov 3, 2017)

Here's what topped the charts this week on our site:

Lesson Learned

by Johnny Sanphillippo | October 31, 2017

A couple years ago, I bought a $15,000 uninhabitable shack in Cincinnati, Ohio, hoping to renovate it into a nice two-story duplex for renters. Here's what went wrong.

Fine-Grained vs. Coarse-Grained Urbanism

by Andrew Price | October 30, 2017

There's a big difference between these two types of development and one will create a far better outcome for our cities.

Let's Turn This Dangerous, Expensive Road Back into a Neighborhood Street

by Nathaniel Barrett | October 31, 2017

In this Dallas streetcar suburb, neighborhood streets and homes were demolished to make way for wide, dangerous highway-style roads. It's time to fix that big mistake.

The Magic of Tree-Lined Streets

by Sarah Kobos | October 30, 2017

Whether you care about the environment, property values, public health, or your city’s bottom line, you can make your town stronger by planting trees.

The Stroad

by Charles Marohn | October 30, 2017

A stroad is a street/road hybrid. Stroads are dangerous and unproductive, and if we want to build strong towns, we have to eliminate them.

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