One historic home at a time, St. Paul, MN is demonstrating how a critical mass of Strong Citizens can be an incredible asset to a troubled area, and how local government can play a constructive role in the incremental revitalization of such an area.
We have two upcoming webcasts on using games for civic engagement and brownfield redevelopment.
Share photos of urban renewal sites in your community with the hashtag #UsedToBe and tell us what used to be there.
Jane Jacobs repeatedly challenges us to embrace the complex -- the ballet -- and not just that which is simple and easy to code.
Transportation was a hot topic this week, with posts on public transit, pedestrian safety, and road spending.
This is the latest in our series of member profiles. Today, we're featuring Lisa Nisenson, one of the creators behind the popular game, Cards Against Urbanity.
We've partnered with Island Press, an urbanist and environmentally focused publishing house that shares many of our values, to give our members discounts on select book titles.
Just four months after making adjustments to its system, Houston buses have seen a 10% increase in ridership. This video shows how and why they did it.
Incremental development brings more wealth into a community; the developers of small projects reap the benefits of property ownership, including income-producing properties and tax benefits. And since small developers are literally invested, they have a stake in the decisions of the community, and take part in decision-making and neighborhood advocacy.
We know many of you are planning to attend the Congress for the New Urbanism this June. So are we! Please take 2 minutes to fill out this survey, so that we can best serve your needs this CNU.
This classic Strong Towns video explains what's wrong with the engineering profession.
Earlier this year, I wrote about the rash of tear-downs of vacant housing in Baltimore, MD. Now it seems the city may be headed in a better direction.
Maine's response to a serious road maintenance funding emergency is to cling to AASHTO’s archaic code book while projecting a value system of improve, Improve, IMPROVE, even going so far as to assume massive traffic increases where there is little traffic today.
The country’s largest transit agency is withdrawing from the country’s main transit trade association. What does that tell us about the state of public transit in this country?
Pedestrian safety programs acknowledge a problem, but fail to truly solve it.
An update on the Antifragile book club.
In late January 2016, we ran our first #NoNewRoads campaign which included a member-exclusive webcast on highway spending and congestion with Todd Litman. That webcast is now available for all Strong Towns readers.
What we’re witnessing isn’t a modern aberration of multi-story buildings being imposed on the traditional city. It’s actually a return to the historic pattern after an odd twentieth century hiatus.
Chuck and Rachel discuss transportation spending problems, plus a recent trip to the New Urbanist development of Carlton Landing, OK.
Whether your church is urban, suburban or rural, these 6 ideas can help you promote bikeability in your community.