Street Grid Economics

More than we realize, our economic behavior in a city is shaped by the urban planning that created the shape, the length and the width of the streets.

Why Free Parking Just Got Cheaper

Although better design can lower the cost of free parking, it remains rather expensive because of the tradeoffs it requires.

Unaffordable Sports Stadiums

The year is 1996. The place is Hamilton County, Ohio. You are standing in a voting booth deciding whether to approve a .5% sales tax increase to help build and maintain 2 new sports stadiums. Although the spending will exceed…