I had a good pair of events this week in Birmingham with some people very enthused to help their communities become Strong Towns. It was really nice to be back in Alabama and I'm hoping for an opportunity to go back soon. In the meantime, here's what the schedule for sharing the Strong Towns message in person looks like for the next couple of months.
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 (Strong Towns members should have received an email this week.)
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....
Traffic calming, local government and parking lots were among the most popular topics this week.
Yes you can become a small-scale developer. Here are three stories of everyday people who took the leap.
In this interview, Jonathan Holth discusses his work and vision for a better downtown Grand Forks, ND, as well as his perspective as a small business owner and a parent, working to incrementally build a Strong Town.
The other problem with one-way streets.
Large surface parking lots do not make good neighbors.
On Monday, September 26, Sec. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will begin the first of their four presidential debates. We'll be live-chatting throughout the event to analyze their #InfrastructureCrisis comments and anything else Strong Towns-related.
Lakewood, OH is a "walking school district." The town has never, in its history, owned schoolbuses, so streets are designed to ensure that every child can walk or bike to school.
Watch how a simple and cheap traffic-calming project made a big impact on neighborhood safety and productivity.
A well tempered city—as explained in the book by the same name—is one where all of the components work in harmony as part of the greater composition of a city.
Plus a new Curbside Chat video.