Among Planetizen's picks for top ten websites in 2015 were three that I want to call out: Streetmix, Strong Towns, and Story Maps. And not just because they all start with "S."
Have you heard about that town in NC that rejected solar power because it would soak up too much sun and might give people health problems? Well...It turns out they're surrounded by industrial hog farms. Kind of makes the whole "speculative health impacts of solar power" a little bit of a moot point.
When Robert De Niro gets into a fight with the labyrinthine New York State property tax system its a great chance to learn how cities misunderstand their opportunities and what really pays their bills. This is a story about a fight too expensive to be worth fighting and what we can learn when we do the math.