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Toward Dynamic Zoning Codes

Toward Dynamic Zoning Codes

A small change to zoning codes could help overcome some of the forces stifling growth in American cities and avoid displacement of long-term residents at the same time.

Parking Minimums Must Die

Parking Minimums Must Die

If we took the entire Strong Towns Strength Test and boiled it down to one indicator, it would be parking minimums. If you can't figure out how to get rid of them, your town isn't strong.

The Real Lesson of Hurricane Harvey

The Real Lesson of Hurricane Harvey

For extreme events, we can't measure risk, but we can measure fragility. Cities that want to protect themselves from extreme events need to become less fragile. They need to adopt a Strong Towns approach.

Podcast: A Conversation about Market Urbanism

Podcast: A Conversation about Market Urbanism

Chuck Marohn and urban affairs journalist Scott Beyer discuss their overlapping and diverging viewpoints on government regulations, zoning and housing affordability issues. 

No Gas Stations Downtown

No Gas Stations Downtown

No amount of cultured stone or decorative landscaping is going to make this proposed gas station a valuable or contributing part of our walkable, mixed-use neighborhood.

The Illusion of Revitalization

The Illusion of Revitalization

From the towering Xerox Square, to the grand Civic Center, to the glistening Riverside Convention Center, virtually every corner of downtown Rochester has been “revitalized”, so why does it still feel so dead?