Sara Joy Proppe has been a regular contributor for Strong Towns since early 2016. She works by day as a Project Manager in real estate development in the Twin Cities where she oversees a variety of mixed-use and multifamily historic and urban infill projects. In her free time, she is developing Proximity Project to educate and activate churches to be stewards of the built environment. She loves to write and speak on the connections between theology and our design and use physical space.
We are raising a generation of consumers to which even our zoning codes cater. We want unlimited options. We want the cheapest prices. And, we want convenient access to all of it.
We must build places that enable us to see the lives of others with knowledge, love, and compassion. This means getting our hands dirty in the soil of our community.
Public transit does more than just get us to our destination. It can also teach us to be better people.
Whether your church is urban, suburban or rural, these 6 ideas can help you promote bikeability in your community.
In a culture that is often focused on short-term gains and instant gratification, faith communities must take the long view when it comes to building better cities.
Houses of worship are in a perfect position to provide public seating for the community, but so many of them fail at it. Here are some tips for improving seating options at churches.
Churches ought to be at the forefront of stewarding local neighborhood spaces and places surrounding their four walls for human flourishing.
Strong Citizen Challenge: Bring a plate of goodies to your neighbor.
Sara Joy Proppe, project manager at Schaefer Richardson, talks about her neighborhood work, volunteering and why churches are strong, yet largely untapped, resources for cities. Proppe is also working on the Proximity Project based out of Minneapolis.