Top Stories from the Week (July 31-August 4, 2017)

Here's what topped the charts on our site this week:

Grassy Lawns Should not be Mandatory

by Dan Malouff | July 31, 2017

Grassy lawns exist to prove you’re not a peasant. It’s time to let that status symbol die.

The Elephant not in the Room

by Charles Marohn | July 31, 2017

We can battle with stats and studies, but we'll be much more effective advocates when we get beyond logic and reason.

Lost in the Supermarket: Part I and Part II

by Max Azzarello | August 1 & 2, 2017

$46 million in government subsidies supported the construction of a supermarket to fill a need in a New Jersey food desert. A year and half later, it closed. What happened?

What does gentrification really mean?

by Kea Wilson | August 2, 2017

Everyone seems to have an opinion on gentrification. But what does the word actually mean?

How Luxury Housing Becomes Affordable

by Joe Cortright | August 3, 2017

Build expensive new “luxury” apartments, and wait a few decades.

(Top photo by Jerry Kiesewetter)

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