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  1. Why are building setbacks sometimes undesirable?

    A setback is the minimum distance that a building is required by local law to be set back  from the edges of whatever piece of private property it sits on. These requirements are a common feature of modern zoning codes, and may vary by the l...
  2. How do I convince my city to remove a car lane for a dedicated bike lane?

    Learn how to encourage your city to remove car lanes for dedicated bike lanes.
  3. How can I show my fire department that their operations don't or shouldn't require wide lanes?

    Learn the best strategies for helping your fire department understand they don't need wide lanes.
  4. How can I build a coalition of strong citizens in my town?

    Learn how to find like-minded people near you and build a tribe of people who care.
  5. How do I pitch the idea of rezoning residential neighborhoods to allow limited commerce to my city council?

    Learn the best strategies for getting city council to rezone residential neighborhoods for limited commerce.
  6. Is TIF always bad?

    Learn why tax increment financing (TIF) may not be the best funding strategy for your city.
  7. How do I start an import-replacement trend in my neighborhood?

    Learn the best way to start an import-replacement trend in your neighborhood.
  8. How do I convince a neighborhood to buy local instead of from a national dollar-store chain?

    Learn how to encourage your neighbors to shop local.
  9. How can downtowns in disinvested, midsize cities incentivize retail again? What are some cities that have successfully done this?

    Learn how your city or town can encourage retail in its downtown.
  10. How do I talk to my council members about slowing the cars?

    Learn the best strategies for encouraging your council members to slow down cars.

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