Kea Wilson serves as Director of Community Engagement for Strong Towns. She's based in the great city of St. Louis, Missouri, but she's lived everywhere from Santa Fe, New Mexico to coastal Maryland to far northern Michigan. She became passionate about the question of what it means to build a better world when she was in college, where she volunteered at a co-op bike collective and studied (most of) the great works of western civilization, roughly in chronological order. She's worked in community outreach and development for six years, most recently at a small independent bookstore where she coordinated a not-so-small author events series. She's also an avid (if somewhat slow) cyclist, an armchair economics nerd, and a novelist.
Amazon wants to be your town’s one and only. They might even need to be in order to succeed. Is all that worth what’s in the little brown box?
The best kind of horror filmmakers, like the best kind of placemakers, find ways not just to survive their budgetary shortcomings, but to make work that is more creative and exciting because of that constraint.
An interview with Mark Sundeen, author of The Unsettlers, shows how we don't have to leave society if we want to radically rebuild our world.
The Strong Towns' community shows what Allendale has in common with their own towns.
Use the hashtag #MyCityisShreveport and tell us about the impact of urban highways in your city.
If our cities aren’t built in a way that keeps all people safe on the roads, then they’re not built well enough.
I don't need to be an expert to tell you that our streets are not bike-friendly.