It's been a busy week at Strong Towns. Here's our most popular stories:

The 2017 Strongest Town Contest Begins

by Strong Towns, February 27, 2017

This week we kicked off the first round of voting in our Strongest Town contest. It was a flurry of activity to choose the eight cities that will advance to the next round.

What Unsettlers Can Teach us About Building Better Cities

by Kea Wilson, March 1, 2017

An interview with Mark Sundeen, author of The Unsettlers, shows how we don't have to leave society if we want to radically rebuild our world.

The Benefits of Closing a Street

by Nate Hood, February 28, 2017

What if we moved beyond temporary "open streets" events and used what we learned there to make lasting changes to our street design?

Why I Chose to Raise my Kid in an Urban Neighborhood

by Kristin Green, March 1, 2017

Many people leave the city and head for the suburbs once they have children. I did the opposite. (And don't miss another popular article on the same topic by Justin Golbabai: "Home Search: Finding Common Ground Between Urban & Rural".)

Strength Test #1: How's Your Main Street Doing?

by Rachel Quednau, March 1, 2017

We're kicking off a new series going in-depth on the Strong Towns Strength Test with an exploration of main street health. Today's question: Does your main street have more cars than people? 

(Top photo by Johnny Sanphillippo)