Strong Towns Blog


The Country's Best DOT

The Country's Best DOT

Meet Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer whose goal is to have the country's best DOT. He's certainly a breath of fresh air.

Go big or go Davos

Go big or go Davos

What is sad is that these guys are so good at communication in general but so BAD at communicating to the masses of people who need to be on board to make this kind of thing happen.

Breaking the logjam around small change

Breaking the logjam around small change

“I want more people living downtown. I want it more dense. But to permit the use to change fifteen years from now without public approval is not OK. I have this neighborhood where I have an expectation, and then it changes. That’s not OK.”

#planningboardsaywhat?

Recent news from the front lines of making strongtowns

The Gentrification Paradox

The Gentrification Paradox

We took a system where gentrification was a positive force for wealth creation among the underprivileged and, under the guise of improving their situation, changed the system in a way that now primarily benefits the wealthy, where it benefits anyone at all.

Friday News Digest

Friday News Digest

Tennessee going maintenance only, demolition on Main Street, the death of oil drillers, QE forever and don't be poor and drive.