I made the connection between designing a great city and actually having the resources to build one. It’s all about crop yield.
— Wes Craiglow

Wes Craiglow is the Deputy Director of Planning and Development for the City of Conway, AR. He's also the creator of the popular 20 mph street meme.

In the following TEDx talk, he discusses his recent transition from city planning to city managing. He advocates for the radical concept of considering city revenues and expense on a per acre basis, instead of just as line items in a budget. If you've been around Strong Towns for a bit, you know this is something we advocate for too. Wes does some great per acre analyses in his town of Conway and advocates for more productive land use in true Strong Towns fashion.