Building resilient cities and towns | green streets | Scoop.it

It will not be news to anyone reading this that the United States remains in the midst of the deepest economic crisis in a lifetime. Becoming more economically resilient will require a basket of solutions, including a serious look at the way we have been growing our cities and towns.

This week, Strong Towns has released a substantial new report analyzing data and arguing that we must change our development approach if we wish to end the current economic crisis. In particular, we must emphasize obtaining a higher rate of financial return from existing infrastructure investments, focusing on traditional neighborhoods where large public investments in infrastructure are currently being underutilized...