Ask Strong Towns #'s 13, 14 & 15

Ask Strong Towns #'s 13, 14 & 15

Ask us a question; we'll find you an answer. This week we get caught up on some Ask Strong Towns questions including ones on stroad repair, traffic engineers and making cool maps.

The stroad

The stroad

The stroad: A street/road hybrid. The futon of transportation investments.

Podcast Show 238: 1000 Friends v. US DOT

Podcast Show 238: 1000 Friends v. US DOT

ruling last week in U.S. District Court has potentially profound implications for road widening projects. This podcast features an interview with Steve Hiniker, Executive Director of 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, the plaintiff that prevailed in a recent lawsuit against the USDOT, WisDOT and others. We also speak with an appellate attorney, Mahesha Subbaraman, about details in the ruling and potential subsequent moves.

Up close and personal with the Power of 10+

Up close and personal with the Power of 10+

The Power of 10+ is a heuristic to help target placemaking activities. It seems to be aimed at more institutional placemakers but after a visit from my family, I've started thinking: what am I doing to add to that list? When my neighbours entertain guests from out of town, what am I doing that makes them proud to show off the town?

Small Scale Lessons for New York City Skeptics

Small Scale Lessons for New York City Skeptics

New York is frequently painted as the ideal city by urbanists, and this has resulted in a lot of justifiable skepticism from others. Here are some ways New York City’s big ideas can scale down to mid-size cities and small towns.

Member Chat on Thursday

Member Chat on Thursday

This Thursday at noon central time we're going to have a member chat. Chuck will be in the chat room on the member site to take your questions and chat about what's going on at Strong Towns. No audio or video -- just an old fashioned chat.