Strong Towns

June 8, 2017, 11am PDT
Charles Marohn responds to Noah Smith's article asking why American Infrastructure is so expensive and delivers a plan to attack the problem.
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May 9, 2017, 5am PDT
In arguments about how to construct transit and infrastructure, the voice of the poverty-stricken cyclist is rarely heard.
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April 26, 2017, 6am PDT
The team at Strong Towns is taking an in-depth look at Amazon, with a week of events, including the point-counterpoint series shared here.
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April 12, 2017, 10am PDT
A how-to guide for concerned citizens and tactical urbanists interested in slowing down traffic in their community.
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February 22, 2017, 5am PST
Strong Towns is rolling out an in-depth analysis of a controversial proposal in Shreveport, Louisiana to build a new connector for Interstate 49 North in the heart of the city.
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February 1, 2017, 2pm PST
Charles Marohn analyzes Lafayette, Louisiana for how well (or poorly) its districts measure up in terms of infrastructure investment versus tax revenues. The results are telling.
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January 31, 2017, 2pm PST
Renters who care about neighborhood issues have avenues for creating change, but they need to be savy about getting their message across.
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January 19, 2017, 7am PST
Charles Marohn of Strong Towns makes the case that whoever's in the White House, simply increasing federal spending on infrastructure isn't the wisest move.
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December 1, 2016, 2pm PST
Based on crowdsourced data from across the country, this updated map shows which municipalities have eliminated, lowered, or discussed their parking minimum laws.
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August 13, 2016, 11am PDT
An examination of the common trailer park reveals a few key lessons about land use, urban design, and private governance.
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June 22, 2016, 10am PDT
As economic migration continues to swell its population, Texas has been heralded by some as a new California. But Johnny Sanphillippo argues that the Lone Star State's boom just isn't sustainable.
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June 6, 2016, 12pm PDT
An editorial for Strong Towns voices an idea perhaps thought, but rarely spoken: taking public transit can help you become a better person.
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May 4, 2016, 5am PDT
Today would have been Jane Jacobs's 100th birthday. Here are a few recommended reads to help commemorate the occasion.
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February 25, 2016, 5am PST
A new social media-fueled engagement effort is shedding light on the policies that make it hard to build walkable, mixed-use infill in communities around the country.
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January 26, 2016, 2pm PST
Strong Towns, the same organization that runs the #BlackFridayParking campaign every year, is back with another social media campaign meant to raise awareness about the effects of car dependence.
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December 8, 2015, 8am PST
In older, denser communities like Hoboken, NJ, where almost everything is walkable and land value is sky high, why are city officials still requiring parking minimums?
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December 1, 2015, 7am PST
Strong Towns completes another year of its critique of parking policies, brought to retail districts all over the country on the biggest shopping day of the year: Black Friday.
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November 25, 2015, 9am PST
The high cost of free parking is almost, but not quite, common knowledge. Many, but not all, people realize the pernicious effects of parking requirements. A map can help illustrate this spreading awareness.
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October 20, 2015, 2pm PDT
In pursuit of an honest conversation about congestion, Charles Marohn produces a comparison between roads and stormwater infrastructure.
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September 17, 2015, 8am PDT
Charles Marohn, known as a reformed traffic engineer that launched Strong Towns, recently debated Randall O'Toole, known as the anti-planner. Recommended for understanding the conflicts that arise on the right side of the political spectrum.
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