Charles Marohn's Blog

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
What to do with STROADS that need to be scaled back? Park roads, a potential model, are safe and,...
Aug 20 2012 10:09am Charles Marohn
The Original Highway Code: Reproductions of Highway Code Booklets from the Thirties, Forties and...
Aug 6 2012 11:00am Charles Marohn
We humans are eager to pretend, in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, that...
Jul 30 2012 9:25am Charles Marohn
We need a system where we're not required to place huge bets on the future, oversizing...
Jul 23 2012 1:27pm Charles Marohn
As long as we stick with the post-WW II model of growth for our cities, insolvency is inevitable.
Jul 16 2012 9:35am Charles Marohn
Why would a city, especially one that has billed itself for decades as the Fourth of July Capital,...
Jul 2 2012 8:19am Charles Marohn
Award-winning highway access ramps in Pennsylvania are an example of delusional economic...
Jun 25 2012 10:03am Charles Marohn
How tactical urbanism revealed demand for investment on city blocks.
Jun 18 2012 10:20am Charles Marohn
The demand for viable infrastructure needs to emerge from a productive land use pattern, just as...
Jun 11 2012 8:34am Charles Marohn
We are in the third generation of the Suburban Experiment and, as it unravels, is it reasonable to...
Jun 4 2012 8:32am Charles Marohn
America's engineering profession is blaming society for the messes it helped to create and...
May 29 2012 8:37am Charles Marohn
Infrastructure should not be a catalyst for growth but something that emerges in support of...
May 21 2012 9:24am Charles Marohn
I just got back from spending a week in West Palm Beach, meeting with new urbanists and, together...
May 14 2012 8:19am Charles Marohn
New urbanists from around the globe are gathering this week in West Palm Beach, Florida for the CNU...
May 7 2012 4:02pm Charles Marohn
Doing the math on what those highway investments really return.
4 Apr 30 2012 8:13am Charles Marohn
For engineering, planning, and housing officials, the mantra should be: Always Add Value.
6 Apr 23 2012 8:02am Charles Marohn
Almost all of America's cities have far, far more liabilities than they have revenue that they...
Apr 2 2012 9:09am Charles Marohn
I see planners generally making every excuse possible — particularly blaming reticence of behalf...
13 Mar 26 2012 8:21am Charles Marohn
From a layout and design standpoint, the Disney World resort complex is the ultimate strong town.
3 Mar 19 2012 2:23pm Charles Marohn
From the public safety coordinator to the state legislator, we have to pull together to create...
Mar 12 2012 9:11am Charles Marohn
STROADS are dangerous for the elderly because they combine the fast moving traffic of a road with...
Mar 5 2012 11:03am Charles Marohn
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