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Pretextual planning

Strong Towns recently published an interesting set of articles talking about something they refer to as “pretextual planning.” Articles here and here. What they mean by this is that sometimes we create planning rules not necessarily because we think they are the right thing to… Read More

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The suburban Ponzi scheme

The following image is a geographic representation of Lafayette, Louisiana’s finances. It is from this excellent article by Charles Marohn. What this 3D map shows is the city’s revenues and expenses by land parcel. The green areas are where the city is making a profit… Read More