The Compassionate City

The Compassionate City

Our urban environments subtly (and sometimes not so subtly) tell us whether we should spend time in them or leave, whether we should walk through them or drive. We can design our cities with this messaging in mind.

Texting in Your Risk Gap

Texting in Your Risk Gap

Texting while driving is a very real problem. The cause of the problem, however, isn’t recklessness but an incorrect perception of safety on behalf of drivers who feel little risk in texting.

Why Enforcement is Not Enough

Why Enforcement is Not Enough

There is no amount of signage or cops patrolling that will eliminate the problem of dangerous design. We have to address the root cause.

The Week Ahead: A Town Well Planned

The Week Ahead: A Town Well Planned

This week's guest is Alexander Dukes, a Strong Towns member and contributor who just finished an extended series on community planning.

A Decade of Strong Towns - Year 1

A Decade of Strong Towns - Year 1

10 years after beginning Strong Towns, founder and president Charles Marohn reflects on how this movement began, starting in 2008.

Speed kills, so why do we keep designing for it?

Speed kills, so why do we keep designing for it?

Engineering professionals must change their approach to designing roads and setting speed limits or they will continue to be responsible for thousands of deaths on American streets every year.

The New Localism

The New Localism

Across the country, a movement of local doers is taking hold — one where problem solving happens from the bottom up instead of the top down. That's what Bruce Katz, Centennial Scholar at Brookings, argues in his new book.