Strong Towns Blog


Friday News Digest

Friday News Digest

Tennessee going maintenance only, demolition on Main Street, the death of oil drillers, QE forever and don't be poor and drive.

Complexity or simplicity

Complexity or simplicity

The complexity of humanity always makes better places than the simplicity of cars.

#wecandothis

Mechanisms of Growth

Mechanisms of Growth

America’s cultural belief is that growing cities experience not only opportunity and prosperity today, but the growth allows them to experience success far into the future. There is a built-in assumption that new growth pays for itself today and generates enough wealth to sustain itself generation after generation.

These are flawed assumptions.

Garage becomes a tiny home

Garage becomes a tiny home

There are some people who see solutions where others see only problems. I love those people. Watch this and visualize the untapped potential in the United States, all the places we've built and aren't making very productive use of.

Four Wise Men - Learning from our oldest neighbours

Four Wise Men - Learning from our oldest neighbours

Fredericton is more or less Stars Hollow. It is like a caricature of a Big Town, with more quirky personalities than you could script. Some of my favourite characters are those that have stuck it out the longest. I could list a growing roster of older adult friends I've made this year that I'd love to recruit to Team Strong Towns. Since this is a largely online community, we may miss out on a lot of their wisdom on here. So what I've learned from experience after great experience is just to go make friends with older people! They've been one of my richest sources of information and inspiration in trying to improve my city.