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Car-Free Cities Are Not ‘Radical’

“There’s no element of social engineering or ideological weirdness or Brave New World to a city that doesn’t prioritize cars.”

Researchers rethink rural wildfire mitigation – Why you should have a concrete log home.

Barrett says the most effective measure would be for state officials to adopt new, fire-resilient building codes, but emphasizes there are steps homeowners can take to limit fire danger:

New Tennessee Law Allows No-Cost Incentives for Affordable Housing

Local governments in the Volunteer State can now offer developers incentives like increased density, lower parking requirements, and priority permitting for affordable housing projects.

New Round of Federal Grants Will Inject Billions into Rural (fewer than 10,000 residents) Renewable Energy Projects

The focus of this round of funding is on communities with fewer than 10,000 residents, reaching across the country from Maine to Alaska. 

How to improve employee retention

Question: We offer competitive salaries for our industry and do fairly well hiring new employees. However, we still struggle to keep employees long-term. What are some benefit options that could help improve employee retention? – Nelson

It’s Member Week at Strong Towns ARTICLES || PODCASTS || EVENTS

“State College Chose Parking Over People. The People Fought Back.”

The ‘silver tsunami’ is here. Is government ready?

About 10,000 Americans are turning 65 every day. As the nation’s aging population continues to climb, states and the federal government are working to get plans in place to care for older adults.

Rural Universities Experiment with ‘Innovation Hubs’

What if rural communities could create hubs that bring together such ideas, and potentially lead to building new local businesses as well?

Bosses Are Introducing RTO Mandates to Increase Turnover. Does It Work?

Some executives are trying to encourage voluntary departures with their return-to-office policies. But they could risk losing valuable talent in the process.

Just 4% of plastic in the U.S. is recycled. – Creating a throw-away culture: How companies ingrained plastics in modern life

Now, faced with spiraling plastic pollution, the U.N has set out to write a legally-binding agreement to deal with the problem. But the negotiations are fraught.