Chuck is heading to Wisconsin for a Curbside Chat tonight and then to give Transportation in the Next American City tomorrow. Exciting opportunity to share our message. Here's the most current schedule of upcoming events, including Alabama next week.
April 9-10 - La Crosse, WI
April 14-15 - Birmingham, AL
April 24-25 - Stevens Point, WI - Half day training session, AICP Credits will be offered - Register Here
April 28 - Dallas, TX - Curbside Chat
April 30 - Dallas, TX - Member Appreciation Event - More details to come to Strong Towns Members by email
May 13 - Fargo, ND - Curbside Chat
May 14 - Grand Forks, ND - Curbside Chat
May 19 - Hays, KS - Curbside Chat
May 21 - Lewiston, ME - Conference Keynote
June 17 - Boston, MA - Conference Keynote
June 18 - Denver, CO - Strong Towns on Tap
June 23 - Detroit, MI - Conference Panel
June 30 - Des Moines, IA - Conference Keynote
In case you missed it this week...
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.