The Connectedness of Our Housing Ecosystem

The Connectedness of Our Housing Ecosystem

That high-end apartment building over there has nothing to do with the low-income families who need affordable housing over here, right? In fact, we’re all more connected than we tend to think—and a new study demonstrates this in a surprising way.

What to Expect from Strong Towns: the Book

What to Expect from Strong Towns: the Book

The Strong Towns Podcast is back with brand new episodes. And to kick things off, we’re offering you a sneak peek into the upcoming full-length book by Strong Towns founder Charles Marohn—including details of the contents that haven’t yet been shared anywhere else. And you can pre-order your copy today!

Top 5 Stories from the Week (April 15–April 19, 2019)

Top 5 Stories from the Week (April 15–April 19, 2019)

Strengthening the most financially productive parts of our cities is not easy work, and this week’s top stories explored different tools for that work, from design standards to missing-middle housing to ensuring that core government services are actually located in the core. We also published an important message from our president, reaffirming our commitment to growing the racial diversity of the Strong Towns movement.

How is Apartment Renovation Like Beekeeping?

How is Apartment Renovation Like Beekeeping?

Bringing a neighborhood back from the brink of ruin, one building at a time, is hard, thankless work—like raising bees when you could just go buy a jar of honey. But when it works, each successful project helps “pollinate” the surrounding area with the seeds of revival, in a virtuous cycle.

Why Would a Town Ban Duplexes in Its Core Neighborhoods?

Why Would a Town Ban Duplexes in Its Core Neighborhoods?

Denton, Texas seemed to be on the verge of an important step toward financial resilience: allowing its core neighborhoods to incrementally evolve and provide much-needed new housing. Now, is the city on the verge of moving in the wrong direction instead?

How Does Your (Economic) Garden Grow?

How Does Your (Economic) Garden Grow?

We conclude our podcast greatest-hits series by revisiting a 2013 conversation with Chris Gibbons, the originator of Economic Gardening. Helping home-grown companies expand—rather than importing jobs from elsewhere—Economic Gardening is the essence of a Strong Towns approach to economic development.

Strong Towns and Race

Strong Towns and Race

We have a lot of work ahead at Strong Towns to meaningfully engage people of color and to grow the racial diversity of our movement. We’re committed to doing that work.

Top 5 Stories from the Week (April 8–April 12, 2019)

Top 5 Stories from the Week (April 8–April 12, 2019)

This week we crowned a victor in the Strongest Town Contest, and some of our most popular articles dug deep into the various aspects of America’s housing crisis—including why it’s so difficult to solve, but also why it’s not as expensive as we often think to do some real good.