Top 5 Stories from the Week (December 4-8, 2017)

Here are the most popular pieces from our site this week:

1. The Big Urban Mistake: Building for Tourism vs. Livability

by Arian Horbovetz | December 5, 2017

Should cities invest in big projects in the hopes of increasing tourism, or invest in the people that have already taken a risk by moving back into their long-dormant downtowns?

2. Stop Shoehorning Suburbia into Walkable Places

by Sarah Kobos | December 6, 2017

It’s pretty easy to destroy a walkable place. We’ve been doing it for so long.

3. A Town Square out of Thin Air

by Rachel Quednau | December 7, 2017

Can a suburban “downtown” built from the ground up for over $150 million succeed?

4. Why I'm not a Cyclist

by Kea Wilson | December 6, 2017

I don't need to be an expert to tell you that our streets are not bike-friendly.

5. Everything that's wrong with America in 2 charts? Yeah, right.

by Charles Marohn | December 5, 2017

Many people would have us believe that America is failing to invest in its infrastructure. If only it were that simple.

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