Next week Chuck and Jim will be in the Los Angeles area, our first Strong Towns trip to California since 2012. We're working really hard to get to Northern CA yet this year -- keep your eyes open for that.
KEEP INFORMED ON WHEN WE'LL BE SOMEWHERE NEAR YOU.
SOME STUFF FROM THIS WEEK YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED.
Jane Jacobs, a failed greenway and parking solutions were among our most popular topics this week.
Strong Towns ranked 12th among the Top 20 Planning Websites of 2016.
Strong Towns currently has just 2 full-time staff and 2 part-time staff. We couldn't sail this ship without the help of many volunteers.
In this podcast, Professor of Architecture, Thomas Fisher, discusses a design-thinking approach of bottom-up vs. top-down decisionmaking, and the danger of building the wrong types of infrastructure for the future of America.
Let's rethink parking as communal infrastructure rather than private property.
That's a lot of accumulated bad planning, and a lot of surface parking, but now it's all water under the bridge. Those costs are sunk, that ship has sailed.
Searching for the perfect holiday gift for that hard-to-shop-for friend or family member? Strong Towns has you covered!
You're invited to submit a proposal to lead a workshop or a short-form presentation at the Strong Towns summit.
A reliance on federal funding for housing puts local entities at the mercy of distant decision makers whose priorities may or may not be aligned with theirs. Cities and advocacy groups should be thinking about how to re-localize and claim more control over the way we tackle these problems.
There's more than meets the eye when it comes to Jane Jacobs.