While new transportation funding is needed, more money without significant reform is worse than no funding at all. We need to continue to oppose all of these funding efforts until serious reform is on the table.
Nothing good comes of public engagement in which the public isn’t asked questions they can meaningfully contribute to answering. This is not how you build a trusting relationship: a strong foundation on which to work together. This is how you corrode trust.
Here are the 5 immutable laws of affordable housing that cities must recognize if they want to move forward — plus 3 strategies for achieving true housing affordability.
Should cities invest in big projects in the hopes of increasing tourism, or invest in the people that have already taken a risk by moving back into their long-dormant downtowns?
If our historic downtowns had to follow present-day parking minimum laws, they would never be built.
Big box developments are not paying their fair share.
Routine traffic stops are dangerous for all involved and do little to improve safety. It's time to end the practice.
There's a big difference between these two types of development and one will create a far better outcome for our cities.
A stroad is a street/road hybrid. Stroads are dangerous and unproductive, and if we want to build strong towns, we have to eliminate them.
Here are 8 small things you can do to make a place more inviting, productive and happy.
The things that get labeled as “gentrification” refer to a set of real, meaningful, widely held concerns, and that choice of label should never be an excuse to dismiss those concerns.
So much of our road education is about fear. A shift in mindset and approach could change that.
Is there an empty lot in your neighborhood you dream of filling? Use these simple steps to sketch, model and render a new building in the space.
My plan was always to leave Oklahoma for lovely, liberal Portland. It didn’t work out that way, but I got something much better by hanging around.
Portland is thinking about widening freeways; other cities show that doesn’t work.
What happens when you fill your city with parking? Lots and lots of low value land, and not much else.
In your town, is an owner of a single family home able to get permission to add a small rental unit onto their property without any real hassle? If not, you've got work to do.
10 realistic ways to support a local food system in your town. (Hint: Stop focusing on farmers markets.)
Everyone seems to have an opinion on gentrification. But what does the word actually mean?
Send this video to anyone who needs a crash course in why parking minimums are a major problem for American cities.