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Cobb County: Addicted to Growth

Cobb County: Addicted to Growth

Why do places like Cobb County, Georgia keep spending more and more, while their municipal budgets go further and further into the red? This week at Strong Towns, we’re going to dig into the tale of Cobb County: a poster child for the Ponzi-scheme approach to growth.

A Bridge Over Muddled Waters

A Bridge Over Muddled Waters

In times like this, where we're asking cities to innovate and to do more with less, we should be adding tools to the local government toolbox, not removing them.

A Transportation Revolution

A Transportation Revolution

We prepare for the Strong Towns Summit on Transportation this Friday and Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The Right Metric for Infrastructure

The Right Metric for Infrastructure

Bad infrastructure can cost you wealth and diminish a place, but the world's greatest infrastructure will not raise the quality of an unloveable place one iota.

Looking back: ASCE "Revises" Report

Looking back: ASCE "Revises" Report

We have collectively believed for so long that spending on infrastructure is the key to prosperity that we don't even bother to check if it really is.