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City as banker and venture capitalist
As we are growing the endowment that is our city, improving its overall wealth and prosperity,...
Apr 8 2013 8:10am
The local government portfolio for growth
If our cities want to avoid insolvency and financial collapse (see Detroit), they will get out of...
Apr 1 2013 9:18am
Three core understandings
Public officials at the local level rarely, if ever, even bother to measure whether or not...
Mar 25 2013 4:54pm
It takes money to make money?
The concept of investing (other people's) money in order to make money, especially when pushed by...
Mar 18 2013 7:36am
Walkable streets II: The documenting
Last week, I mentioned that 35-40kph (25mph) moves the most traffic. Readers took me to task,...
Mar 18 2013 7:23am
If we want to build places that are financially productive, we need to identify and eliminate...
Mar 4 2013 12:01pm
Orderly but dumb
In a contracting economy, the only hope is to transform "orderly but dumb" into "chaotic but smart."
Feb 18 2013 10:20am
Kansas City, take 2
Nothing more than a couple of shout outs for today with the promise to catch up with you later in...
Feb 11 2013 8:06am
How about schools on safe routes?
A program to build Schools on Safe Routes would not only be more intelligent, it would be more...
Feb 4 2013 8:40am
Raining on the suburban housing recovery parade
Many want to believe that housing is staging a comeback. This is a logical wish since so much of...
Jan 28 2013 11:14am
Pensions: The canary in our coal mine
Understanding the numbers behind the pension crisis will help us more completely grasp the depth...
Jan 22 2013 12:37pm
It's so much more than density
The notion that we can solve the problems that we face in our cities by simply increasing the...
Jan 14 2013 1:45pm
The Next Generation DOT
While on an individual level it is clear that today's transportation agencies are filled with...
Jan 4 2013 1:43pm
The little fellers
We've tilted the playing field so far in this country that we've wiped out an entire class of...
Dec 3 2012 11:00am
What is the federal role?
All things being equal, I would rather not have a federal transportation bill. Ask yourself why...
Nov 20 2012 8:19am
High fructose corn syrup
Building a strong town is ultimately about more than just the finance of our places. While that is...
Nov 5 2012 10:55am
Is the jig up?
In the boom years, cities got very lazy with the assessment process, allowing the general...
Oct 29 2012 8:50am
Investment ready places
Countless people are working today to solve the complex problems we face in America. Few are as...
Oct 15 2012 9:10am
The incoherence of place and politics
This past weekend I came across a video of a fellow named Stanley Kurtz. I had recently heard...
Oct 8 2012 11:11am
A world without projections
We don't need better projections to build a nation of Strong Towns. All we need is a clear...
Oct 1 2012 10:38am
Not efficient, but orderly
We design for the peak hour or two and then, for the rest of the day, all of that capacity goes to...
Sep 24 2012 9:05am
In my controversial blog on Kansas City streets, I recommended changing all downtown signalized...
Sep 20 2012 9:56am
Hey, hey, Kansas City
There are obviously people who believe strongly that downtown Kansas City has a congestion problem...
Sep 17 2012 8:52am
Streets with no cars
Kansas City has made huge investments on wide streets designed to maximize traffic flow, with...
Sep 13 2012 8:09am
The College Drive challenge
The $9 million College Drive improvement in Brainerd is a classic Old Economy project — based on...
Sep 5 2012 8:22am
Frank J. Gruber
Nethaniel M. Hood
The coming housing calamity
More low-down on tall buildings
A tire in the park
Livability means being poor and eating only one kind of lettuce
My comments on the Draft Transportation Policy Plan
House Confidential: Andy Hurley’s Fall Out Shelter
Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts follow the trend: voters support transportation revenue increases
Woman Fatally Struck by CTA Bus Driver in Brighton Park
Beyond Urban Branding
2014 TIGER grants will help create Complete Streets and great neighborhoods
Smart Growth America
Will NCDOT Break the Bank on an 8-Lane Highway Through Asheville?
Streetsblog Capitol Hill
"School Zone" signs must be visible to be effective
City Comforts blog
”Bikelash!” The Streetfilm
Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Inside the Plankinton House Hotel, 1908
Sponsored: Hupy and Abraham, S.C. TELL THEM YOU MEAN BUSINESS
Final Reflection of a PPS Intern: How to Turn a Place Around
Project for Public Spaces
B! in print
Best Practices Guide
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