Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth

We’re signing off for 2018. Thank you for the amazing year.

Top 5 Recent Stories (Dec 10–Dec 14, 2018)

Top 5 Recent Stories (Dec 10–Dec 14, 2018)

In our final week of new content in 2018, we looked back on some of the best articles of the year, and published new stories about how Strong Towns principles show us better ways to address deadly roads, broken planning processes, affordable housing shortages, and more.

Would You Move to a New City for $10,000?

Would You Move to a New City for $10,000?

Tulsa, OK is the latest city to offer remote workers some tempting incentives if they’ll move there for only a year. Is this a smarter approach to economic development, or do our cities need to #dothemath?

Best of 2018: The More We Grow, the Poorer We Become

Best of 2018: The More We Grow, the Poorer We Become

Local governments can’t take on more and more promises without generating enough wealth to meet those obligations—not without a reckoning. We need a radical revolution in how we plan, manage, and inhabit our cities, counties, and neighborhoods. We need a Strong Towns approach.

Best of 2018: The Psychology of Decline

Best of 2018: The Psychology of Decline

For a struggling city, negative perceptions from with the community can send it into a spiral of decline. It takes a major shift in perspective to get the city back on track.

Top 5 Recent Stories (Nov 26–Dec 7, 2018)

Top 5 Recent Stories (Nov 26–Dec 7, 2018)

In the past two weeks, we’ve re-run some of our best content of 2018, and explored new topics including how to know when your town is ready for a parking garage; how to double your city’s bus ridership through a smart, iterative strategy; a novel intersection design for people on foot; why cities work better when we tolerate imperfection; the value (or lack thereof) of a planning certification; and more!

Best of 2018: Why We Need to Talk About Car Aggression

Best of 2018: Why We Need to Talk About Car Aggression

As a cycling advocate, I avoid talking about the times when riding a bike in the city is scary, because I don’t want to deter would-be new riders from giving it a try. There’s only one problem with pretending I’m never afraid: it isn’t true.