We're very proud to announce that Andrew Burleson, John Reuter and Ian Rasmussen have agreed to serve on the Strong Towns Board of Directors.
Take a walk to get your groceries. Take some pictures if you like. Share the story of your experience and whatever observations you took away from it, on the Strong Towns Forum. I've posted my own story there as an example, feel free to use that as a template for yours.
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.
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.