From the best of Strong Towns 2015: THE DENSITY QUESTION

When this piece originally ran last spring it created a very interesting reaction from our audience. There were some of you that found it illuminating, as if I had revealed some hidden truth that I had been keeping to … [Read more...]

How to Create Commons-Friendly Neighborhoods

Battle lines are shaping up across American cities and suburbs today over urban density. On one side stand neighbors and developers who explain that convenient transit, walkable communities, environmental protection … [Read more...]

For smart growth, not all urban density is created equal

Have you ever noticed how those of us who promote walkable, “smart growth” city neighborhoods often choose historic districts to illustrate what we advocate? Take the photo at the top of this article, for example: I’m … [Read more...]