John is the national Director of Local & Bipartisan Strategies for the League of Conservation Voters. He currently serves on the Board of Strong Towns. A lifelong citizen of the Pacific Northwest, he grew up in a small town in Oregon, studied at the College of Idaho, and now resides in Seattle, WA. He is a former city council member in Sandpoint, ID, a city that was described in a Strong Towns Podcast as "the most beautiful in America" (it was John describing it that way).
Housing policy is a difficult puzzle because we want it to accomplish so many competing objectives simultaneously.
Strong towns won't be built if residents see themselves as passive customers merely consuming city services.
Changing minds isn’t easy, but it’s one of the most powerful things you can do to make your town stronger. Here's how to get started.
Plus 5 tips for repealing parking minimums in your community.
We have built a system we can't afford. The proposed solution? Supersize it, so it's even bigger and less affordable. We can do better.