Thank you to everyone who became a member this week. We can't do this without you.
See you back here on Monday when we resume our regular schedule.
Every city should be looking at the low hanging fruit they can use to continually improve themselves.
Today, Heyden Walker and Chuck Marohn discuss the highway I-35 project in Austin and the need for better transparency in transportation spending.
We've traded stability for growth, but now we find that we have neither.
There is arguably no place where half a century of suburban growth has more resembled a giant Ponzi scheme than in Florida.
The Strong Towns podcast wasn't the only radio show coming through our headphones this year.
We don't have a checklist of things we are trying to accomplish that includes, as one aspiration, public investments that make financial sense. As we say in our core principles: Financial solvency is a prerequisite.
Entrepreneurship is a hot word these days. Lots of towns say they would like to attract more entrepreneurs and grow their small business communities. But how do you do it?
Maine lacks the money it needs to do basic maintenance on its transportation system. Their institutional response to this emergency is to cling to an archaic code book while projecting a value system of improve, Improve, IMPROVE.
By buying wholesome food in bulk directly from small family farms I’ve radically shortened the supply chain.
A signalized crossing is an unnecessary expense for what a few traffic cones could easily accomplish. Humanizing Brunswick Street, on the other hand, would be in the best interests of the province and city.
Chuck and Rachel discuss a recent event in Washington state, which inspired today's article: "The Ideology of Traffic." They also chat about an upcoming meeting in Chicago and Best of 2016 content.
Who should design streets? The answer is as simple as it is radical: everyone.
What would possess a transit agency to change every route in its system overnight? We were out of money; it was time to start thinking.
The greatest accomplishment of any ideology is to not be considered an ideology.
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.