Author Archives: Charles Marohn

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Gets Some Things Right

There’s lots to like, and it could have been much worse.

Slow the Cars

Streets emphasize wealth creation. Roads are about movement. Combining the two functions is folly.

Cities for People—or Cars?

New Urbanism rediscovers centuries of walkable wisdom.

Traditional Development Is a Municipal Gold Mine

Even the most run-down walkable block can be far more valuable than a shiny new drive-thru.

The Conservative Case Against the Suburbs

Unsustainable, government-subsidized sprawl is collapsing under the weight of its own insolvency.

The High Price of Free Parking

An app that allows people to sell street-side parking spots is a market solution to bad planning.

Indiana’s Toll Road Goes Bankrupt

America’s highway system needs more feedback mechanisms, before we build our states into bankruptcy.