Ferguson, Missouri is still relying on so-called “fines and forfeitures” for a significant amount of its revenue.
Charging electric scooter companies for their use of public space is sensible, but why stop there? What if car drivers were actually asked to pay the full costs they impose as well?
Communities of faith stand in an important position to support vibrant, walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods; and in recent years, some have stepped up to the challenge at a variety of different scales.
“Gamifying” public participation in budgeting—by inviting citizens to move imaginary buckets of money around—is essentially a charade. All the while, we’re failing to get to the root causes of municipal budget struggles.
A Strong Towns member’s original research on where pedestrians are and are not hit by vehicles in his city of Rockford, Illinois, makes clear that street design matters. A lot.
70 years ago, these two historic cities were on a similar path. Then one fell into debt while the other was swimming in money. You might be surprised by what they each look like today.
11 steps to more comprehensive reporting on zoning changes, new developments and everything in between.
Small businesses are crucial to local economic health. Thriving small businesses create thriving communities, in a virtuous cycle.
If you're new to this space, welcome. Here are 5 steps to help get yourself acquainted with our message and our movement.
The scale and value of what we’ve sacrificed in order to build parking lots and highways is staggering. Only by understanding that loss can we figure out how to build stronger towns.
It is the experiences of real people that should guide our planning efforts. Their actions are the data we should be collecting, not their stated preferences.
This week, we talked about what can make a city fragile and what can help it grow stronger.
Say hello to the newest member of the Strong Towns team.
One of the best ways to deeply understand the place you live is to slow down—way down—the way you get around it.
We shared our most helpful tips and tricks in this recent webcast.
Strong Towns president, Chuck Marohn, shares his perspective on this episode of The Outspoken Cyclist radio show.
The smallest step might actually be the smartest one.
A new comprehensive inventory of parking in five U.S. cities provides yet more persuasive evidence: we have built way too much parking, and it is a huge drag on the fiscal solvency and the vitality of our cities and towns.
With a modest investment and a lot of heart, communities are transforming homes and moving entire neighborhoods towards a better future.
"Developers in my city are only building luxury housing. They're not building anything that ordinary people can afford." If you’ve said this lately, or heard someone else say it, here are five possible reasons why.