Top 5 Stories from the Week (Oct 22–Oct 26, 2018)

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1. A Free Market for Parking

by Charles Marohn | October 22, 2018

When it comes to parking, it’s time to reconcile our free-market rhetoric with our market-busting reality.

2. Can You Have Revitalization Without Gentrification? Derek Avery Thinks So.

by Aubrey Byron | October 23, 2018

Derek Avery spoke at the recent North Texas Gathering about doing revitalization without gentrification. As a follow-up, we interviewed Avery about his thoughtful approach to community development.

3. A Sneak Preview of "Walkable City Rules"

by Jeff Speck | October 23, 2018

Read excerpts from the new book Walkable City Rules by acclaimed urban planner and walkability expert Jeff Speck. The book is designed to be an walkable-cities advocate’s best tool to go out into the world and actually make change.

4. Carmel's Billion-Dollar Bet

Strong Towns Podcast | October 22, 2018

This week on the Strong Towns Podcast, Chuck Marohn talks with Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Aaron Renn about Carmel, Indiana, a city that has gone into nearly unparalleled amounts of debt in a bid to become Indianapolis’s premier suburb.

5. Can the Dutch Strategy for Cycling Work in North America?

by Aubrey Byron | October 25, 2018

Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint For Urban Vitality is a new book by Chris Bruntlett and Melissa Bruntlett aimed at sharing the successful strategies The Netherlands has used to build cities at a human scale. Strong Towns staff writer Aubrey Byron interviews Chris Bruntlett.

(Cover photo by Jeremy Galliani on Unsplash)