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When It Snows, Whose Mobility Matters?

When It Snows, Whose Mobility Matters?

Even in cities that tout their commitment to walkability, once it snows, those who walk (and roll!) often aren’t treated as equally important street users.

Savor Your Small Parcels, and Create More of Them

Savor Your Small Parcels, and Create More of Them

It matters what size chunks we build our cities in. Making room for many small-scale development projects on small lots is the universal historical model for a reason, and modern cities could stand to get back to it.

How the Modest Walk Can Connect You to Your Community

How the Modest Walk Can Connect You to Your Community

In this episode of our podcast It’s the Little Things, Jacob chats with Dustin Ratcliff—founding member of Walk2Connect—about how you can connect with your community on foot, including how to motivate your neighbors to form a walking group, how to use your walking group to influence how your city or town is develop, and how connecting with your community on foot makes our cities and towns stronger.

Love After Loss: An Urban Therapy Session

Love After Loss: An Urban Therapy Session

Rust Belt cities have endured difficult losses, and no matter how hard they’ve tried, they have never quite been able to shake the financial and psychological wounds. So today, we’re taking the American city to therapy.

The Problem with Helicopter Urbanism

The Problem with Helicopter Urbanism

It is important when we design a building or a neighborhood to look at how it feels and interacts with the street. Too often, new development feels designed from a helicopter’s-eye-view.

Top 5 Stories from the Week (Feb 4–8, 2019)

Top 5 Stories from the Week (Feb 4–8, 2019)

This week we talked about Atlanta’s backwards approach to transit; why suburban infrastructure used to be more frugal than it is now; and the surprising financial and social wealth of poor neighborhoods. And the podcasts on the list have something for you whether you’re an entrepreneur, citizen advocate, or hardcore policy wonk.

What's Missing From the Green New Deal

What's Missing From the Green New Deal

The proposed Green New Deal is ambitious and urgent—but completely omits any mention of local land use. Can sweeping federal policy mix with the kind of decentralized, bottom-up change we need?

Where Bicycles Meet Race: A Conversation With Dr. Adonia Lugo

Where Bicycles Meet Race: A Conversation With Dr. Adonia Lugo

An interview with Dr. Adonia Lugo, author of Bicycle / Race: Transportation, Culture & Resistance, about broadening bike advocacy to look beyond physical infrastructure to the “human infrastructure” of the communities we build around bicycling.

Breaking Down Silos in Rural Communities

Breaking Down Silos in Rural Communities

In this episode of our podcast It’s the Little Things, Jacob chats with Jordan Katcher—Community Development Specialist for the State of Utah, focusing on rural communities—about how government employees can break down silos in rural communities, including how to choose who to get involved in the process, how to understand the needs of rural communities, and most important, how breaking down silos can make rural communities stronger.