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King Williams: The Gentrifiers Will Become the Gentrified

King Williams: The Gentrifiers Will Become the Gentrified

Atlanta is one of the fastest gentrifying cities in the country. King Williams, an Atlanta-based writer and documentary filmmaker, describes what makes that city’s experience with gentrification unique, why gentrification is avoidable, and why Atlanta’s middle-class is now facing displacement too.

Why Decline Is Not Normal

Why Decline Is Not Normal

We have to stop looking at the stagnation and decline of our blocks and neighborhoods as a normal part of the development process. 

Paul Stewart: You Are the Help You've Been Waiting For

Paul Stewart: You Are the Help You've Been Waiting For

One of our heroes here at Strong Towns has helped pioneer a simple but powerful process for building neighborhood wealth and strengthening community ties. This approach is absolutely transforming his city of Oswego, New York. We think you should copy it.

The Foolproof City

The Foolproof City

The most brilliant innovations in building cities are already embodied in the traditional development pattern, a foolproof approach to creating resilient and productive places that was developed the hard way.

A Good, Long Walk

A Good, Long Walk

A trip to Italy reveals the physical, social, and even cultural benefits of walking. But coming home to the auto-oriented U.S. reveals something too: just how dangerous, difficult, and unpleasant we’ve made things for pedestrians.

You Say You Want a Revolution: Q & A with Chuck Marohn

You Say You Want a Revolution: Q & A with Chuck Marohn

Is growth inherently bad? Are declining neighborhoods really a good investment? And, most of all, can we actually make the changes we need to make our communities stronger? Chuck Marohn answers these and other questions about his new book Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity. What questions do you have?

The Difference Between Growth and Wealth

The Difference Between Growth and Wealth

Endless growth is a luxury we literally can’t afford. Here’s why the path to true prosperity requires local communities to opt out of an economy of greed and bring decision-making back home.

The Spooky Wisdom of Cities

The Spooky Wisdom of Cities

Ancient cities reveal the extent to which humans have co-evolved with their complex human habitats. As we were making our cities, they were making us. And yet we’ve discarded much of this hard-won wisdom of the past.

Statewide Rent Control: Solution or Distraction?

Statewide Rent Control: Solution or Distraction?

California recently passed a statewide rent control bill. Will it protect tenants, alleviate the housing crisis, and strengthen communities? Or is it another massive #california intervention that will do little to clean up the mess made by the LAST massive intervention?

Four Ways Traffic Engineers Thwart Public Will

Four Ways Traffic Engineers Thwart Public Will

Public officials trying to make their city’s street more humane are often thwarted by the professional engineers giving them advice. If that’s your city, it’s time to make a change.