Durable Growth

Managing the entropy of neighborhoods

Orenco Gardens, near Orenco Station urbanist community in Oregon

StrongTowns recently highlighted a post from Chicago-area planner Pete Saunders. I don’t know Saunders, but wish I did. (If he was at CNU 24, I regret not meeting him.) He makes many points with which I agree and finds ways to make those points in […]

Durable Growth, Transportation

The realities of reducing neighborhood speeds

Petaluma roundabout

Even if a neighborhood chooses to accept a lower speed limit, the realities of effecting that change can be daunting.

In earlier posts, I wrote that the joint use of public streets was reduced by the advent of the automobile and that some people are pushing back by proposing a maximum speed […]