I'm spending the day today in Knoxville, TN -- my first trip to this part of the state -- and am looking forward to a number of high level engagements throughout the day. If you are in the area, tonight's event is open to the public.
Here's a taste of what is happening over at the Strong Towns Network.
- Matt Steele asks why building bumpouts and neckdowns is not the default setting for downtowns.
- Andrew Burleson's post last week on rural electrification prompted our friend Neil to start a thread to discuss the topic.
- Strong Towns needs a common vocabulary, so says Stephen Stofka as he lays out some areas of concern.
- The Minnesota Legislature is preparing to dish out the pork and Matt Steele digs into the sausage.
- Finally, the post the generated so much feedback last week -- To my fellow lab rats -- had its own lively discussion that continues on the Network.
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