Here are the most popular stories on our site this week:
by Charles Marohn | August 21, 2017
By talking to each other, by listening, and by interpreting the words and actions of others with a spirit of generosity, we can overcome the feeling of helplessness we have in these times.
by Kea Wilson | August 23, 2017
A big developer bought up tons of historic properties in St. Louis. Now he's letting them crumble and burn.
by Joe Cortright | August 24, 2017
Portland is thinking about widening freeways; other cities show that doesn’t work.
by Max Azzarello | August 24, 2017
Cities like Los Angeles, Houston, and West Palm Beach are leveraging their most valuable assets — downtown spaces — to create cookie-cutter, quasi-private developments.
by Dan Reed | August 23, 2017
Montgomery County, MD is trying to build a new kind of suburb. It hasn't totally worked but there are lessons to be learned nonetheless.
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