Top 5 Stories This Week (May 29 - June 1, 2018)

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1. Public Engagement is Broken

by Grant Henninger | May 30, 2018

I have yet to see a public input process that was participatory enough to reflect the desires of a community.

2. What a Steakhouse can Teach us About Walkable Neighborhoods

by Rachel Quednau | May 31, 2018

The current design of our cities is a lose-lose for business owners and residents.

3. A Relentless Desire to Control

by Johnny Sanphillippo | May 29, 2018

You can put up all the signs you want, but your community will still be vulnerable to a myriad of external shocks.

4. How Can Public Events Plant the Seed for True Placemaking?

by Jen Jones Donatelli | May 30, 2018

After the crowds clear, what type of long-term impact does a public event leave in its wake?

5. The Via Negativa of Building Strong Towns

by Spencer Gardner | May 30, 2018

We must work to reduce the negative impacts on our cities and towns before we try the next trendy planning intervention to solve our problems.

(Top photo source: Smallbones)