These podcasts from last year's CNU feature Strong Towns members and new urbanist celebs. Take a listen.
Street design, public space and zoning were among our most popular topics this week.
Podcast fans share why they listen to Strong Towns.
Wes Craiglow is pushing for more productive land use and a better per acre return on investment in his town of Conway, AR.
Time to sign up to be a debater at CNU 24.
Toby is a Strong Towns pioneer, making the city of Hays, KS better through his role as City Manager. He's been on the podcast before and we invited him back for an update on the progress of Strong Towns ideas in his community.
My church, like most others, has not only accepted the environment Americans live in but has joined in the program to turn neighborhoods into parking lots.
As part of our Iron Range events last week, Chuck Marohn was asked to participate in a local tv program, Almanac North. The hosts asked some challenging, insightful questions. Here's the interview.
This week's featured member post asks the question: WWJJD (What Would Jane Jacobs Do) about zoning?
A dramatic response to the one-way to two-way transformation shows just how impactful street design can be, and provides inspiration for other cities.
When cities grow organically, they are productive platforms for generating wealth.
Strong Towns staff share their favorite Twitter feeds. Here's what we're reading
The prevailing belief among municipalities is that any growth that replaces older forms of development inherently creates wealth.
Strong Towns is heading to Detroit soon for CNU 24. Watch this video to see a snapshot of the city, its people, and the context for CNU.
Enjoy this excerpt from the NACTO Transit Street Design Guide - one of the discounted titles available to members through our partnership with Island Press.
We live in cities starved for good public space. There are so few spots in North America where you can sit comfortably for free. And when we do try to create sittable public space, we often fail spectacularly.
Rachel and Chuck recap a week on the Iron Range.
I don't ride a bike because I love bikes. I ride because it’s a convenient and economical mode of transportation to accomplish my daily tasks. Plain and simple.
Once a week, we're inviting readers to join us for a conversation with one of our staff, writers or members on Slack. This week's SlackChat will be hosted by Yuri Artibise, Strong Towns' Community Builder.
Engineers are great at building roads, but we should never ask them to build our streets.