Thank you, Alabama

Thank you, Alabama

Here's where Strong Towns is going to be in the next couple of months + a quick summary of everything from the week.

The Religion of Roads

The Religion of Roads

When it comes to transportation -- specifically automobile transportation -- Texas is one of the most socialist states in the country, taxing and spending at amazing rates with an additional predilection towards borrowing enormous sums of money to build even more government-backed infrastructure.

Place comes first

Place comes first

We should spend our time obsessing why there are no people here rather than what they might to wrong if they showed up.

Show 213: Steven Shultis on Urban Schools

Show 213: Steven Shultis on Urban Schools

Our friend and Strong Towns member Steven Shultis from Springfield, Massachusetts, joins Chuck this week to talk about his experience as a parent of children in an urban school system.

How small can you make a Big Box? And other notes from the field.

How small can you make a Big Box? And other notes from the field.

Smart retailers everywhere are experimenting with urban-format stores, despite it forcing them to squish their big-box tendencies. This is probably my favourite so far. I can't tell if it's Québec standing up to Rona and saying, "Thou shalt not parking lot," or if it's Rona deciding that they want to grow their neighbourhood retail presence by forcing smallness upon themselves. Either way, it does the job.