Here's the low-down on our hottest stories from the week:

1. Strong Towns Concepts Used to Shine a Light on Dangerous Streets

by Rachel Quednau | February 28, 2018

By providing the language to explain why fast-moving "stroads" are so treacherous, we hope to empower cities to make them safer.

2. Calming the Waters: How to Address Both Gentrification AND Concentrated Poverty

by Daniel Herriges | February 26, 2018

Overheated rhetoric and protest from all sides over neighborhood change are a reflection of the insecurity many of us feel over the future of places we love.

3. What if you and your neighbors redesigned your town's worst intersection?

by Kea Wilson | February 27, 2018

I asked four different neighbors how they would redesign a dangerous intersection in my town. Here's what they said.

4. Why This Street's Success Threatens the Status Quo

by Chris Naffziger | March 1, 2018

A St. Louis street proves that when individuals are left alone to work hard, experiment and dream, real change can occur — no tax subsidies needed.

5. Why We Need Messy Cities

by Kevin Klinkenberg | February 27, 2018

In order to get back to building the kinds of places we love the most, we have to embrace the messy, unpredictable and always-changing nature of life.

(Top photo source: Johnny Sanphillippo)