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.
Does your downtown have a beautiful holiday lights display? We want to see the ways that you've brightened your town this winter.
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.
This is the beauty of tactical urbanism: even in its failures, you find success.
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.
This year's #BlackFridayParking event was a success! Here are some stats and favorite posts from the event.
The task of moving from our bloated, modern zoning codes to ones that create Strong Towns is different from starting with a blank slate.
Our cities have become moral monocultures, as has our countryside. They each reflect one set of moral tuning, a reality each side considers exclusively correct. This is dangerous for the future of our cities.