Max Azzarello serves as Growth Manager for Strong Towns. He has studied anthropology, public policy and urban planning. His work is as diverse as his residence, from energy management in New York to electoral politics in Sacramento to social justice in Los Angeles. You can currently find him riding his prized Yamaha scooter up and down the beach in the San Diego, California. His passions include chess, creative writing, and Medieval Scandinavian poetry. He considers Microsoft Paint to be the most underrated software of all time.
Cities like Los Angeles, Houston, and West Palm Beach are leveraging their most valuable assets — downtown spaces — to create cookie-cutter, quasi-private developments.
Instead of trying to improve access to healthy food with a big, expensive bet that's bound to fail, why not work with successful existing businesses that residents already utilize?
$46 million in government subsidies supported the construction of a supermarket to fill a need in a New Jersey food desert. A year and half later, it closed. What happened?
Our members are not just reading our stuff, they are out there making things happen. Supporting the Strong Towns movement is supporting them.
Public art invites us to ask questions and imagine new possibilities.
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I feel like I’ve tapped into a magical new world of transportation possibilities
It’s only when we care about our places and their residents that we can sustain the passion needed to fight for them.