When our members ask for something, we take it seriously. One request we've gotten frequently is to create some concrete resources--some how-to guides and step-by-step instructions--for building Strong Towns. While we know that a strong town is a complex system with thousands of moving pieces, we do have a store of knowledge—much of it collected from our members across the country to help get you started on making your community a better, more financially resilient place.
So we created a new Resource page to help you easily find all the resources you need. Here's a sampling of what you'll find there:
Here are 5 key ways to get local business owners on your side--whether you're putting together a neighborhood event or advocating for a change in street design.
Whether you're a city staffer, nonprofit leader or just a strong citizen who cares, there's something you can do to advocate for an end to parking minimums in your town.
These low-cost strategies will make biking easier and safer in any community.
From getting started, to locating a lost bike, to enjoying the many benefits of biking, here's your comprehensive guide to the bike-friendly life.
A good bike rack can be a catalyst for change in cities big and small. Here's how to choose the right location and style, as well as advocate for more bike parking in your town.
Jump in on one of these simple, fall-related activities to get to know your community better and build relationships to last all winter long.
Here are the three core characteristics you need for a successful urban center, plus how to creatively make them happen on a shoestring budget.
Each one of these actions marks a dramatic departure from the norm for most places. Take even one of these steps and your town is on its way to becoming stronger.
The history of city planning is largely a story of meddling and overreaction creating ever more fragile cities by reducing any apparent volatility while increasing debt, building out a system that is not financially productive, and ruining the neighborhoods of our most disadvantaged residents.
We provide these resources for you--free of charge--because we know you're out there working to build strong towns. If you care about our mission and value these resources, please support us by becoming a member of Strong Towns so we can keep creating more resources for you.
And if you have a specific question that's not answered on that page. You can always head over to our slack discussion forum and get a crowdsourced answer immediately. Our goal is to give you the tools and guidance that you need to build Strong Towns.