Top 5 Recent Stories (August 19–August 23, 2019)

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1. The Streets of Paris

by Charles Marohn | August 19, 2019

The United States isn’t France, but there are still plenty of lessons to be learned—and myths to be busted—by looking at the way their streets are designed to build wealth.

2. Celebrating the American Front Porch

by Campbell McCool | August 20, 2019

Once ubiquitous, then endangered, the American front porch is making a comeback. From rocking chairs to rock music, an upcoming conference near Oxford, Mississippi celebrates the past, present, and future of the surprisingly powerful front porch.

3. Three Cheers for Lexington's ADU Ordinance

by Nolan Gray | August 21, 2019

Lexington, Kentucky recently proposed an ordinance that would allow accessory dwelling units. Nolan Gray explains how ADUs are good for renters, good for homeowners, and good for the city — and why Lexington’s ordinance is (almost) perfect.

4. Meet the Pro Sports Stadium That Won't Make Your City Go Broke

Upzoned Podcast | Kea Wilson & Tristan Cleveland | August 16, 2019

In North America, stadium projects are almost synonymous with silver bullet disasters. But does that have to be true?

5. Refuge and Prospect: The Front Porch

by Beth Ann Fennelly | August 21, 2019

The Poet Laureate of Mississippi reflects on her adopted South and on the Southern tradition of front porch-sitting: “No other architectural space is so deliciously not/and: not inside, not outside. Not public, not private. Not house, not garden.”