The Real Lesson of Hurricane Harvey

The Real Lesson of Hurricane Harvey

For extreme events, we can't measure risk, but we can measure fragility. Cities that want to protect themselves from extreme events need to become less fragile. They need to adopt a Strong Towns approach.

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day

We at Strong Towns wish you and your families a happy Labor Day! 

Podcast: A Conversation about Market Urbanism

Podcast: A Conversation about Market Urbanism

Chuck Marohn and urban affairs journalist Scott Beyer discuss their overlapping and diverging viewpoints on government regulations, zoning and housing affordability issues. 

Piling On Houston

Piling On Houston

Anyone suggesting that more wetlands or more pervious surfaces would have done anything to mitigate what has happened in Houston is lacking a proper sense of scale.

College Town and the Money Island

College Town and the Money Island

Many towns seem to be under the false impression that if you back a dump truck of development money into an area that is not ready for it, it will instantly lift the neighborhood.

Why I Never Moved to Portland

Why I Never Moved to Portland

My plan was always to leave Oklahoma for lovely, liberal Portland. It didn’t work out that way, but I got something much better by hanging around.