Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Community Organizations

Do Modern Churches Facilitate Isolation or Community?

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The last few decades have been difficult on the neighborhood church. As population dispersed, many houses of worship built by tight-knit communities have given way to buildings surrounded by parking, so people can drive from miles away. Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns is a regular churchgoer at a one such car-oriented church. He says it sometimes […]

Senate Bill May Weaken Smaller Metros, Empower State DOTs

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In Indiana, the state DOT wants to build a 142-mile extension of Interstate 69, but the Bloomington metropolitan planning organization won’t allow it – the group had written the road out of its three-year transportation plan and members are standing firm, refusing to write it back in. The MPO in Charlottesville, Virginia, similarly, long fought the […]