Top 5 Stories This Week (May 8-12, 2017)

Could you go a month eating only local food? Take our test and find out.

Could you go a month eating only local food? Take our test and find out.

Here's our most popular content from the week:

The Immutable Laws of Affordable Housing

by Spencer Gardner | May 9, 2017

There’s probably no panacea for housing affordability. Here are 5 immutable laws of affordable housing that cities must recognize if they want to move forward. Plus 3 strategies for doing so.

How the City of Shreveport Tried to Game the Federal Highway System

by Kenneth Fisher | May 8, 2017

The City of Shreveport's dishonest and petty actions may be the death of an inner city highway project, but the fight isn't over yet.

The Highest Return on Investment for your City is not where you think

by Rachel Quednau | May 11, 2017

Federal infrastructure spending is a huge, expensive gamble that we already know doesn’t pay off. Strong Towns' proposal for a path forward is cheap, and it offers high upside potential with low downside potential.

So you want to Build a Strong Town

by Kea Wilson | May 9, 2017

These seven steps will take you from a nebulous idea to successfully addressing an issue that matters in your town.

Strength Test #8: Could your community survive on local food?

by Rachel Quednau | May 10, 2017

If you wanted to eat only locally-produced food for a month, could you? This might be the toughest challenge on the Strong Towns Strength Test, but we're tackling it today.

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