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Is Strong Towns Anti-Smart City?

Is Strong Towns Anti-Smart City?

Unpacking “smart cities” hype through a Strong Towns lens: when should we get excited about technological fixes to our cities’ problems? And when is sticking with a low-tech (but tried, tested, and resilient) approach more prudent?

Should We Save the American Mall?

Should We Save the American Mall?

A failed mall can feel like a monument to your community’s economic failure. A presidential hopeful has an idea to bring them back to life. But is it a good thing?

Cracking Down on Pedestrians Won't Make Streets Safer

Cracking Down on Pedestrians Won't Make Streets Safer

Could it make sense to put the onus on pedestrians to ensure their own safety—in Honolulu’s case, by considering making it illegal to cross the street outside of a crosswalk after dark? Maybe, but only if we had a system that actually gave people on foot equal opportunity to get around safely and conveniently. We don’t.