Planners and developers have a lot to learn from their most vocal adversaries.
This week, we focused on the costly, dangerous nature of streets in our communities and shared ideas for making them better.
What has taken hundreds or thousands of years to create, human beings can destroy in a matter of weeks and months with a bulldozer and enough diesel fuel.
Show this video to anyone who needs a crash course in what makes our streets dangerous and how to make them safer and more financially productive.
A St. Louis street proves that when individuals are left alone to work hard, experiment and dream, real change can occur — no tax subsidies needed.
Strong towns won't be built if residents see themselves as passive customers merely consuming city services.
We should all be skeptical of the emptiness of thoughts and prayers in response to a preventable tragedy and demand real change. But we won't, because this is the city we've built.
Can the co-working model be applied to housing?
5 things a Moroccan medina taught me about safe streets.
By providing the language to explain why fast-moving "stroads" are so treacherous, we hope to empower cities to make them safer.
It starts with listening to what people really need.
In order to get back to building the kinds of places we love the most, we have to embrace the messy, unpredictable and always-changing nature of life.
I asked four different neighbors how they would redesign a dangerous intersection in my town. Here's what they said.
This week's guest, Sarah Kobos, discusses how she started getting involved with city planning in her community of Tulsa, OK.
A torrent of cheap and easy credit is saddling Americans with cars they can't afford.
Overheated rhetoric and protest from all sides over neighborhood change are a reflection of the insecurity many of us feel over the future of places we love.
This week, we shared several ideas for creating more economically productive, walk-friendly cities.
Have you been inspired to help make streets safer in your town as a result of something you read on Strong Towns? We'd love to hear about it.
You don't need a Complete Street in order to have a safe street.
We've heard repeatedly for the last three decades that our nation’s infrastructure is crumbling. So why is our response to build more?