Usually Strong Towns doesn't recommend state-wide mandates (with very limited exceptions, like municipal debt limits). But which policies might be acceptable to encode at the state level? Here are a few I'm thinking about...
- relying on the market to regulate the supply of parking and eliminate minimum parking requirements.
- making streets safer for all people.
- allowing the next increment of building in all developed urban areas by right, enabling (1) smaller development where larger development is currently required but perhaps not yet viable, and enabling (2) incremental increases in the intensity of use where no growth is currently allowed.
- allowing... (More)