Top Stories This Week (April 3-7, 2017)

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Tulsa, OK downtown, where the Strong Towns Summit was held. (Source: Daniel Herriges

Tulsa, OK downtown, where the Strong Towns Summit was held. (Source: Daniel Herriges

How Fire Chiefs and Traffic Engineers Makes Places Less Safe

by Steve Mouzon | April 3, 2017

Of all the urbanism specialists with tunnel vision, fire chiefs, fire marshals, and traffic engineers are probably the most dangerous.

The Ghost of Mamie Eisenhower

by Johnny Sanphillippo | April 5, 2017

Ugliness isn’t the problem and newness isn’t any kind of solution.

A Fateful Summit

by Charles Marohn | April 3, 2017

A brilliant application of Strong Towns thinking highlighted at the Strong Towns Summit. 

How Much Would You Pay?

by Steven Shultis | April 6, 2017

I’m not sure what hurts more—knowing that people are willing to trade off that much of their income to not live “here”, or that someone I really respect has to pay so much to live in a way which, apart from the size of the home, is just a standard living arrangement in most parts of the developed world.

Mapping the Financial Strength of Traverse City, Michigan

by Strong Towns | April 4, 2017

Traverse City, MI was just crowned the winner of our 2017 Strongest Town Contest so we're sharing a collection of insightful maps and charts that illustrate Traverse City's financial strength (as well as areas for improvement), created by our friends at Urban3.

(Top image source: Johnny Sanphillippo)

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