Top 5 Stories This Week (December 11-15, 2017)

This is our last week of publishing in 2017. We'll be back with fresh and exciting content to help you build strong towns on January 2. Cheers!

Here's what was most popular on our site this week. 

The 5 Immutable Laws of Affordable Housing

by Spencer Gardner | December 11, 2017

Here are the 5 immutable laws of affordable housing that cities must recognize if they want to move forward — plus 3 strategies for achieving true housing affordability.

Where Will Lexington Put 40,000 People?

by Nolan Gray | December 13, 2017

Lexington, KY offered my young parents an affordable home and a good life decades ago. If we want that opportunity to be available for the next generation, we're going to need to remove a lot of barriers to development.

5 Low-Cost Ideas to Make Your City Wealthier

by Charles Marohn | December 13, 2017

Improving a city doesn't take a lot of money. It just takes courage.

The Isolation of Aging in an Auto-Oriented Place

by Sara Joy Proppe | December 13, 2017

By designing our cities for cars, we have created landscapes that exclude the aging.

Why I Chose to Raise my Kid in an Urban Neighborhood

by Kristin Green | December 14, 2017

Many people leave the city and head for the suburbs once they have children. I did the opposite.

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