The important difference between a road and a street
Executive director of Strong Towns and New Urban Network Blogger Charles Marohn explains the myriad of problems inherent in the American suburban experiment in 15 minutes at a local TED event in Grand Rapids, MN. He takes us all the way from transporting goods in an ox driven cart to our modern interstate system and still has time to talk about how real, measurable value is created (and lost) in our cities and towns. He also touches upon the disastrous flaws in our policies regarding the financing and maintenance of our built environment, both public and private. This short video is packed full of hard planning truths and is not to be missed.