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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
With a shared understanding of why place matters, you’re free to approach the prospect of...
Nov 5 2012 10:42am Nathan Norris
Resilience in the face of natural and economic shocks depends on redundancies that were stripped...
Nov 5 2012 10:27am Joe Nickol
In a new book, A Christian theologist argues that shalom — an expression of wholeness of a people...
Nov 1 2012 10:39am Kaid Benfield
How a waffle shop brought social capital to the East Liberty neighborhood in Pittsburgh, leading to...
Nov 1 2012 10:24am Joe Nickol
We’re starting to get our arms around some of the bigger public health issues connecting society...
Nov 1 2012 9:55am Hazel Borys
Traditional neighborhood design promotes a number of positive attributes for a higher quality of...
Oct 31 2012 11:09am Paul Knight
A proposed Trader Joe’s in Boulder, Colorado, brought up an interesting question this week: In...
Oct 29 2012 8:54am Scott Doyon
In the boom years, cities got very lazy with the assessment process, allowing the general...
Oct 29 2012 8:50am Charles Marohn
Through a series of periodic posts, Nathan Norris will explore how cities hinder their own...
Oct 25 2012 10:04am Nathan Norris
The recovery of the Great Lakes region may start with thinking about communities differently — and...
Oct 24 2012 1:19pm Mark Nickita
A Struggle Between Two World-Systems. A long-awaited capstone to Alexander's “Pattern Language”...
Oct 23 2012 2:07pm Michael Mehaffy
I am fortunate to have befriended, one way or another, some people who are very good at the...
Oct 22 2012 9:36am Kaid Benfield
The latest design trend focuses on how lots change — how they’re built upon and reconfigured over...
Oct 22 2012 8:55am Howard Blackson
By offering workable alternative methods and not just criticism, Salatin has inspired us to...
Oct 18 2012 10:12am Scott Doyon
Countless people are working today to solve the complex problems we face in America. Few are as...
Oct 15 2012 9:10am Charles Marohn
Form-based codes are dominating the conversations of those seeking to improve the places they call...
Oct 11 2012 9:17am Hazel Borys
Grow Dat Youth Farm is developing a sense of responsibility, community, and environmental...
Oct 10 2012 1:29pm Kaid Benfield
Why cities that enable artists also drive innovative economies.
Oct 9 2012 8:46am Joe Nickol
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
Among the Big Issues awaiting communities after we shake off the post-recession blues is what to...
Oct 8 2012 9:29am Ben Brown
More than 2,000 apartments have been retrofitted so far in a low-income area of Boston, each unit...
Oct 5 2012 8:53am Kaid Benfield
There’s an entire industry surrounding environmental advocacy and we can always count on business...
Oct 4 2012 11:09am Scott Doyon
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
I’m feeling grateful for the investment of my city, Winnipeg, and others I've visited toward make...
Oct 1 2012 10:30am Hazel Borys
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