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by Ruben Anderson | August 6, 2018
Nothing good comes of public engagement in which the public isn’t asked questions they can meaningfully contribute to answering. This is not how you build a trusting relationship: a strong foundation on which to work together. This is how you corrode trust.
by Connor Nielsen | August 8, 2018
Communities like Cobb County, Georgia must address the problems that have plagued them from the outset by encouraging the style of development that produces true value per acre.
by Charles Marohn | August 7, 2018
County leadership continually brags about its low tax rate and high amount of services. But if you doubt the fundamental math behind that equation, there’s no need to look behind the curtain because the ratings agencies have given Cobb top marks.
by Austin Maitland | August 8, 2018
Typically, the thought of converting an old subway tunnel into parking would send shivers down the spines of urbanists. But this project may be a surprisingly beneficial way to catalyze redevelopment in Rochester, New York’s recovering downtown.
by Andrew Price | August 7, 2018
Walkability is a word urbanists throw around, often with different ideas as to what it really means, or why we care about it. Let’s take a look at how safety, distance, convenience, and comfort affect it.
(Top photo source: Urban3)