Top 5 Recent Stories (Dec 10–Dec 14, 2018)

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1. Why Do People Keep Being Killed on This Road?

by Charles Marohn | December 10, 2018

Tragedy predictably occurs when our road designs combine high speeds and randomness.

2. Three Cheers for Minneapolis (The 3 is for Triplex)

by Daniel Herriges | December 12, 2018

Minneapolis just became the first major U.S. city in a long time to embrace a key Strong Towns principle: every neighborhood should be allowed to evolve to the next increment of development.

3. If We Win, You Won't Hear About It

by Daniel Herriges | December 5, 2018

If Strong Towns is successful—really successful—you won't hear about it, because the vast majority of the change we produce won't be attributed to us at all. It will be embedded in the broader culture.

4. Let Them Apply for Variances

by Nolan Gray | December 6, 2018

If granting exceptions to your city’s planning rules is so common as to have become the norm, perhaps it’s time to reconsider the rules themselves.

5. Best of 2018: Why Walkable Streets are More Economically Productive

by Rachel Quednau | December 4, 2018

3 dollars and cents arguments that definitively prove the need for people-oriented, walk-friendly places.

(We’ve republished a dozen of our best articles of the year to look back on 2018 as it comes to an end: if you missed it, check out the full list here. )

(Cover photo by Dewita Soeharjono.)