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A fair number of whites commute by bike in Memphis, but a much larger percentage of African...
Nov 5 2014 9:14am Charles Marohn
We can’t over-simplify the dynamics of all that has happened in Ferguson, but it’s obvious that our...
Aug 27 2014 8:25am Charles Marohn
Investments in small, starter homes used to be the catalyst for neighborhood growth. Our historic...
May 16 2014 10:05am Charles Marohn
Today I’m going to provide some tips – some do’s and don’ts – for public officials to help them...
Apr 14 2014 9:26am Charles Marohn
Rainforest is to corn field what traditional city is to post-war development.
Feb 3 2014 9:29am Charles Marohn
Fixing a stroad (a hybrid between a street and a road) in Huntington, West Virginia, would help a...
Jan 22 2014 11:06am Charles Marohn
The most brilliant innovations in building cities won't come from politicians, professionals and...
Nov 25 2013 8:16am Charles Marohn
What is happening on Robert Street is simply the inertia of a broken system. Instead of spending...
Nov 18 2013 11:21am Charles Marohn
To build a Strong Town, there is going to be a level of chaos, a certain amount of discomfort in...
Nov 4 2013 3:06pm Charles Marohn
Americans can choose between three distinct lifestyles: rural, urban and suburban. These choices...
Oct 28 2013 8:49am Charles Marohn
A jaw-dropping example of how building construction culture has degraded, written from the...
Oct 21 2013 8:43am Charles Marohn
Strong Towns has released a nifty report called Neighborhoods First that offers incredibly cheap...
Oct 10 2013 12:54pm Charles Marohn
Strong Towns has released a nifty report called Neighborhoods First that offers incredibly cheap...
Oct 8 2013 7:51am Charles Marohn
Strong Towns has released a nifty report called Neighborhoods First that offers incredibly cheap...
Oct 8 2013 7:47am Charles Marohn
My hometown of Brainerd, MN, is undertaking an initiative focusing on biking and walking. The...
Sep 9 2013 8:51am Charles Marohn
We desperately need a more sophisticated understanding of the difference between a road and a...
Aug 26 2013 9:22am Charles Marohn
If you're looking for one book that explains the transformation taking place in our cities, towns...
Aug 7 2013 11:44am Charles Marohn
The Suburban Experiment creates an illusion of wealth early on. As the city enters the second life...
Jul 22 2013 11:03am Charles Marohn
As Andrew Burleson was putting the finishing touches on his post here last week about Detroit's...
Jul 16 2013 8:59am Charles Marohn
Do we want systems that are chaotic and messy but where errors will be small and fixable or do we...
Jul 9 2013 1:24pm Charles Marohn
Today we're going to add a couple more pieces of financial background before we move on and...
Jun 11 2013 9:55am Charles Marohn
This week I want to write about one very technical finance subject and the implications for the...
Jun 10 2013 8:41am Charles Marohn
It is tough to look in the mirror, but as Schramm points out, "the practice of city planning has...
May 20 2013 9:16am Charles Marohn
The Driving Boom — a six decade long period of steady increases in per-capita driving in the...
May 15 2013 8:38am Charles Marohn
A city is an organism, not a machine. While machines need mechanics to watch over and maintain...
Apr 29 2013 7:34am Charles Marohn
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