The History of Urban Freeways: Who Counts?

The History of Urban Freeways: Who Counts?

The only problem this highway project seeks to solve is, "How do we move more vehicles through Shreveport?" The perspective of residents whose neighborhood would be destroyed by the highway seems to count for nothing.

The Economics of the I-49 Connector, Part 1

The Economics of the I-49 Connector, Part 1

Highway project proponents convert very small amounts of time savings into cash equivalents to show all the benefit a project is creating. In the case of the I49 connector, it barely even passes this phony test.

This Week's Slackchat: An Inner City Highway in Shreveport

This Week's Slackchat: An Inner City Highway in Shreveport

This week, we're focusing on a proposed inner-city highway connector in Shreveport, LA. On Thursday, two Strong Towns members who live in Shreveport will lead a discussion about this project and what's being done to stop it.

Shreveport's Highways at a Crossroads

Shreveport's Highways at a Crossroads

For the past seven years, a David & Goliath struggle has taken place in Shreveport—Louisiana’s third largest city—over a proposal to build a 3.6 mile long innercity connector (ICC) for Interstate 49 North. 

Standing for a Strong Shreveport

Standing for a Strong Shreveport

Building a highway through the heart of Shreveport, LA will destroy a strong neighborhood at a high cost. We're going to explore that story this week and show what's wrong with the plan.

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Podcast: The Death Race

Podcast: The Death Race

Strong Towns member Steve Shultis compares death rates of homicides vs. car crashes, and the media coverage of these.

A Dam Mess

A Dam Mess

Stop obsessing over building new infrastructure and start putting your best minds in charge of maintenance.

Love Your Place

Love Your Place

It’s only when we care about our places and their residents that we can sustain the passion needed to fight for them.

In Praise of Street Trees

In Praise of Street Trees

The humble tree offers myriad social, economic, and environmental benefits for the streets of our towns.

Want a free Curbside Chat in your town?

Want a free Curbside Chat in your town?

The winner of the 2017 Strongest Town Contest will get a free Curbside Chat hosted by Chuck Marohn. Nominate your town before Friday in order to be a contender.