Up close and personal with the Power of 10+

Up close and personal with the Power of 10+

The Power of 10+ is a heuristic to help target placemaking activities. It seems to be aimed at more institutional placemakers but after a visit from my family, I've started thinking: what am I doing to add to that list? When my neighbours entertain guests from out of town, what am I doing that makes them proud to show off the town?

Small Scale Lessons for New York City Skeptics

Small Scale Lessons for New York City Skeptics

New York is frequently painted as the ideal city by urbanists, and this has resulted in a lot of justifiable skepticism from others. Here are some ways New York City’s big ideas can scale down to mid-size cities and small towns.

Member Chat on Thursday

Member Chat on Thursday

This Thursday at noon central time we're going to have a member chat. Chuck will be in the chat room on the member site to take your questions and chat about what's going on at Strong Towns. No audio or video -- just an old fashioned chat.

Big fish in a small pond

Big fish in a small pond

If someone lives in a place dominated by state/fed money where progress is continually are thwarted by state/federal mandates, it is not hard to imagine where the healthy skepticism of government would originate.

The Language of Transit

The Language of Transit

Today I'm in Portland, Maine, for the Build Maine conference (follow the conversation on Twitter at #buildmaine) with my friends Mike Lydon and John Anderson. Driving and flying from Hays, Kansas to Lewiston meant I did not get anything written for today, but fortunately CNU has started publishing videos from Dallas. Here is one of the sessions I made, specifically to hear Jarrett Walker. Enjoy.