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How do our cities transition from being dumb money — will it work, who knows — to a Strong Towns...
Apr 16 2013 9:28am Robert Steuteville
It’s that time of year here in central New Mexico when I start eating lunch in my courtyard so I...
Apr 15 2013 7:13am Susan Henderson
For several years now, many of us have been predicting — or even celebrating — the end of the...
Apr 12 2013 6:17pm Kaid Benfield
What does it take for a community to become a “festival city” – a place known for its events?
Apr 10 2013 10:21am Robert Steuteville
This is not the planning profession John Nolen built. A century later, our great recession has...
Apr 10 2013 9:15am Howard Blackson
Oakland and Brooklyn are unique in that they’re the main satellite cities for the two that define...
Apr 9 2013 8:55am Scott Beyer
As we are growing the endowment that is our city, improving its overall wealth and prosperity,...
Apr 8 2013 8:10am Charles Marohn
While mixed use has been embraced by citizens, politicians, and planners, it has held different...
Apr 8 2013 8:08am Howard Blackson
In previous posts we examined the border vacuums around transportation corridors, so now let's...
Apr 5 2013 11:18am Robert Steuteville
For reasons unknown, the more, err, colorful characters of the public realm seem to find my...
Apr 5 2013 10:57am Scott Doyon
The public and private sectors each need to learn lessons from the ways most great old places...
Apr 4 2013 10:58am Steve Mouzon
The nation has an astounding billion or more parking spaces, experts say, and most are required...
Apr 4 2013 10:02am Robert Steuteville
The two national organizations are taking dramatic action to replace suburban sprawl with...
Apr 1 2013 9:25am Kaid Benfield
If our cities want to avoid insolvency and financial collapse (see Detroit), they will get out of...
Apr 1 2013 9:18am Charles Marohn
Thanks to your responses, a new collaborative Google map, called Aging in Connected Places, which...
Apr 1 2013 7:44am Hazel Borys
Some confuse creative places with cultural, arts-focused districts. While both are equally...
Mar 30 2013 2:18pm Joe Nickol
Health is determined by planning, architecture, transportation, housing, energy, and other...
Mar 28 2013 11:18am Hazel Borys
Public officials at the local level rarely, if ever, even bother to measure whether or not...
Mar 25 2013 4:54pm Charles Marohn
Get right with God. Fix your zoning. That’s not something you hear regularly from the pulpit, maybe...
Mar 25 2013 8:58am Ben Brown
Joel Kotkin launched a full-on assault on Richard Florida's "creative class" concept yesterday. He'...
Mar 21 2013 10:51am Robert Steuteville
I live in an old house that overlooks a single-track CSX rail line. Between my front gate and the...
Mar 21 2013 8:02am Scott Doyon
The City of Portland recently reestablished minimum off-street parking requirements, but this is...
Mar 20 2013 7:13am Robert Steuteville
Patient development was once the normal American way to build, but patient place-making began to...
Mar 19 2013 2:43pm Steve Mouzon
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
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