Charles Marohn's Blog

If our cities want to avoid insolvency and financial collapse (see Detroit), they will get out of...
Apr 1 2013 9:18am Charles Marohn
Public officials at the local level rarely, if ever, even bother to measure whether or not...
Mar 25 2013 4:54pm Charles Marohn
The concept of investing (other people's) money in order to make money, especially when pushed by...
Mar 18 2013 7:36am Charles Marohn
Last week, I mentioned that 35-40kph (25mph) moves the most traffic. Readers took me to task,...
Mar 18 2013 7:23am Charles Marohn
If we want to build places that are financially productive, we need to identify and eliminate...
Mar 4 2013 12:01pm Charles Marohn
In a contracting economy, the only hope is to transform "orderly but dumb" into "chaotic but smart."
Feb 18 2013 10:20am Charles Marohn
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 Charles Marohn
A program to build Schools on Safe Routes would not only be more intelligent, it would be more...
Feb 4 2013 8:40am Charles Marohn
Many want to believe that housing is staging a comeback. This is a logical wish since so much of...
Jan 28 2013 11:14am Charles Marohn
Understanding the numbers behind the pension crisis will help us more completely grasp the depth...
Jan 22 2013 12:37pm Charles Marohn
The notion that we can solve the problems that we face in our cities by simply increasing the...
Jan 14 2013 1:45pm Charles Marohn
While on an individual level it is clear that today's transportation agencies are filled with...
Jan 4 2013 1:43pm Charles Marohn
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 Charles Marohn
All things being equal, I would rather not have a federal transportation bill. Ask yourself why...
Nov 20 2012 8:19am Charles Marohn
Building a strong town is ultimately about more than just the finance of our places. While that is...
Nov 5 2012 10:55am Charles Marohn
In the boom years, cities got very lazy with the assessment process, allowing the general...
Oct 29 2012 8:50am Charles Marohn
Countless people are working today to solve the complex problems we face in America. Few are as...
Oct 15 2012 9:10am Charles Marohn
This past weekend I came across a video of a fellow named Stanley Kurtz. I had recently heard...
Oct 8 2012 11:11am Charles Marohn
We don't need better projections to build a nation of Strong Towns. All we need is a clear...
Oct 1 2012 10:38am Charles Marohn
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 Charles Marohn
In my controversial blog on Kansas City streets, I recommended changing all downtown signalized...
Sep 20 2012 9:56am Charles Marohn
There are obviously people who believe strongly that downtown Kansas City has a congestion problem...
Sep 17 2012 8:52am Charles Marohn
Kansas City has made huge investments on wide streets designed to maximize traffic flow, with...
Sep 13 2012 8:09am Charles Marohn
The $9 million College Drive improvement in Brainerd is a classic Old Economy project — based on...
Sep 5 2012 8:22am Charles Marohn
Earlier this year I was in Memphis working with the Mayor's Innovation Delivery Team. Here's an...
Aug 27 2012 10:03am Charles Marohn
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