Top 5 Stories This Week (June 11-15, 2018)

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1. The Psychology of Decline

by Rachel Quednau | June 13, 2018

For a struggling city, negative perceptions from with the community can send it into a spiral of decline. It takes a major shift in perspective to get the city back on track.

2. The Under-studied Reason why Millennial Couples are Clustering in Supercities

by Jane Fiegen Green | June 13, 2018

Here’s one key reason people like me are leaving small towns for big cities.

3. When is it okay to annex property?

by Charles Marohn | June 11, 2018

It’s hard to imagine a scenario where Shreveport could do an annexation that benefits the city, its residents and its businesses over the long term.

4. When pop-up traffic calming goes wrong (and what I learned)

by Kea Wilson | June 13, 2018

5 lessons I learned from conducting a tactical urbanism demonstration in my city.

5. The Missing Middle of Biking

by Russell Romney | June 12, 2018

This creative bike rental program bridges the gap between short-term bike share and full bike ownership — making bikes accessible to those who normally couldn’t afford them.