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Would You Move to a New City for $10,000?

Would You Move to a New City for $10,000?

Tulsa, OK is the latest city to offer remote workers some tempting incentives if they’ll move there for only a year. Is this a smarter approach to economic development, or do our cities need to #dothemath?

Amazon HQ2: Really, New York?

Amazon HQ2: Really, New York?

A few weeks ago, Amazon announced major new operations in not one, but three locations: Queens, NYC; Crystal City, near Washington, DC; and Nashville. Our biggest question is not for Amazon but for the cities and states that offered them massive subsidy packages: Why?!

Are Beautiful Cars Responsible for Our Overbuilt Roads?

Are Beautiful Cars Responsible for Our Overbuilt Roads?

How much of car culture is attributable to the early designers and marketers who figured out how to make cars stylish and beautiful? A new book profiles GM’s Harley Earl, one of the forerunners of America’s automotive obsession.

We Should Celebrate Our Failures Too

We Should Celebrate Our Failures Too

Do we need to fail in order to succeed? When our experiments go awry—in science or otherwise—should we be dismayed, or treat it as just as vital information as if our hypotheses had been confirmed? Check out the latest episode of our new podcast Upzoned to hear Kea Wilson and Chuck Marohn wax philosophical about failure.

Does the Rust Belt Need More House Flippers?

Does the Rust Belt Need More House Flippers?

Are house flippers exactly what the Rust Belt needs to recover from decades of systemic disinvestment, or a dangerous speculative game that fragile places shouldn’t be playing? Check out the third episode of our new podcast Upzoned to hear Kea Wilson and Chuck Marohn hash out this topic.

Big Box Stores Think Their Tax Bills Should Be Lower. Are They Right?

Big Box Stores Think Their Tax Bills Should Be Lower. Are They Right?

Check out the second episode of our new podcast Upzoned! Kea Wilson and Chuck Marohn dig into an article on a troubling trend: big box retailers in Minnesota think they’re paying too much in property taxes, and they’re asking for a cut. But that’s a hard pill to swallow for small towns.

Introducing a New Podcast: "Upzoned"

Introducing a New Podcast: "Upzoned"

Check out the first episode of our new podcast Upzoned! Each Friday, join Kea Wilson, Chuck Marohn, and occasional surprise guests to talk in depth about just one big story from the week in the Strong Towns conversation, right when you want it: now.

Your Planet or Your Life: Pick One?

Your Planet or Your Life: Pick One?

Policy choices are often presented to us as simplistic binaries, or irresolvable clashes of competing values. Have the courage to step outside that box and ask more fundamental questions.