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Doing the Math on Housing the Homeless

Doing the Math on Housing the Homeless

What would it actually cost to put a roof over the head of every person experiencing chronic homelessness? Some number crunching suggests not as much as you think, and an amount we could afford—especially given what it already costs not to.

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 Town Well Planned: Universal Form Codes

A Town Well Planned: Universal Form Codes

A basic universal code can help us create productive, economically successful developments while allowing for maximum flexibility for developers, business owners and residents.

A Town Well Planned: Street Design

A Town Well Planned: Street Design

This neighborhood has three different types of streets to meet different needs—but all of them provide ample room for the best indicator species of success: people.

A Town Well Planned: Determining Public Will

A Town Well Planned: Determining Public Will

If planners learn to determine what the public will is and apply themselves in service to that public will, our municipalities can be that much closer to towns well planned.

A Town Well Planned

A Town Well Planned

If zoning codes are the primary tool in a planner's toolbox, that's a problem. Here's a three part system that would offer a better way for planners to design cities.

Reset the Car Conversation with Autonomous Cars

Reset the Car Conversation with Autonomous Cars

Autonomous vehicles have the potential to revolutionize America’s transportation system, not just through their safety and convenience, but also because of their lower cost. 

The Emerging Democratized Economy

The Emerging Democratized Economy

The key to building a sustainable local economy is to nurture a diverse set of employers that operate in multiple industries. With the emergence of the Democratized Economy, localized production for regional markets is returning to the fore.