Waiting for a solution

Waiting for a solution

We are in uncharted waters with more questions than answers. In every city in this country, we need to start trying a lot of things – a lot of little experiments – and start figuring out what is going to work. At Strong Towns, we have ideas, lots of rational notions that we would recommend you try, but nothing like a simple solution. If you’re waiting for one of those, especially if you are on a city staff, you are actually part of the problem.

Friday News Digest

Friday News Digest

Travel season is back in full swing here, the long summer months of thinking, writing and spending time with family now replaced by airline queues, hotel rooms and road trips. We were in Ponderay, Idaho last week and after a short 48 hours home I found myself in Minneapolis to speak to a group of municipal bond analysts (that was utterly fascinating) and then at an event to add some Strong Towns vibe to Railvolution (podcast to come – I hope). Wednesday I flew to Texas to speak Thursday at a regional gathering in Fredericksburg, a surprisingly amazing little town. I love sharing this messages and remarked to our team here that the audiences continue to grow in size and enthusiasm in a way that continues to amaze me. Let’s all keep pushing; we have a lot of momentum now.

Enjoy the week’s news.

More city-builders please!

More city-builders please!

I want to live in a place built by legions of underemployed urbanists. Just like we would need a massive influx of small scale farmers if we want to substantively change our precarious food system, we need an army of small scale developers to build a nation of Strong Towns.