Bad infrastructure can cost you wealth and diminish a place, but the world's greatest infrastructure will not raise the quality of an unloveable place one iota.
Cities are filled with talent, ideas, and hardworking people. We just need to provide them with the platform to be productive.
Collectively valuing all public places—and adequately supporting them—is essential to fostering livable and prosperous communities.
In early January, I adopted a dog. As with many rescue stories, we ended up with more dog than we anticipated, which has put me and my new neighborhood through a rigorous test. My dog has given me a tough decision: get a car, or become the neighbor I want to be.
Survey data shows that residents tend to overestimate or underestimate crime risk based on other environmental factors, and their feelings of safety do not always line up with actual crime rates.
Guelph, ON and Traverse City, MI are competing for the title of Strongest Town in a webcast that will take place at 12:30pm Central today.
According to their newest report, the American Society of Civil Engineers would have us believe that we're failing to act by not spending enough on infrastructure. This is false.
Kea Wilson (Strong Towns' Director of Community Engagement) fills in for Chuck Marohn on this weekly podcast hosted by Rachel Quednau. They discuss Kea's recent writing and an upcoming article she's working on about time banking in St. Louis, MO.
Which cities move the fastest? Does it matter?
This week, we talked about school drop-off zones, traffic congestion and "the infrastructure cult."
Two towns advance to the final round in our contest.
Most cities' "traffic problems" are actually problems with the qualitative experience of traffic, not with simple travel time or delay. Perhaps we need a "Traffic Frustration Index" instead of a Traffic Congestion Index.
America's engineering profession is deluding itself. In their own propaganda echo chamber, they are blaming society for the messes they helped create and perpetuate.
Question #7 on the Strong Towns Strength Test asks: Are there neighborhoods in your town where three generations of a family could reasonably find a place to live, all within walking distance of each other? In this article, we show you how to answer that question for your town and what to do if your answer is No.
Seattle, WA may be the first city in the US to create a formal “renters’ commission” to advise the local government.
Dropping off and picking up kids from school can entail navigating a messy labyrinth of parked and moving cars, running kids, bicyclists, and opening car doors. How can we improve it?
We have collectively believed for so long that spending on infrastructure is the key to prosperity that we don't even bother to check if it really is.
Here's one way to analyze whether your city should invest in a new public resource.
I feel like I’ve tapped into a magical new world of transportation possibilities