SOME STUFF FROM THIS WEEK YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED.
In this episode of our podcast It’s the Little Things, Jacob chats with Bill Huston, crowdfunding legend (like, top 19 crowdfunding consultants in the world according to Inc. Magazine kind of legend). For over 15 years, Bill has helped Strong Citizens get funding for their big ideas.
Members are invited to ask their burning questions of renowned walkability expert Jeff Speck on Friday, November 9 at 12:00pm CT.
The New York Times has released an interactive map of (nearly) every building in America. What can we learn from it about America’s suburban experiment, through the marks it has left on the landscape?
In Akron, Ohio an alternative-news monthly called The Devil Strip serves to identify, connect and inspire people throughout the community. The newspaper helps bring Akronites together to envision and shape the city’s future.
This week on the Strong Towns Podcast, Chuck talks with Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. What are the origins of the unprecedented rise in narcotic addictions and deaths, and what connections, if any, are there to the way we live and build our places?
High home prices near many of Portland, Oregon’s rail stations are essentially mandatory. On most nearby lots, dividing the land into so much as a duplex would be illegal. If that’s not a recipe for luxury housing, what is?
This week, we explored the history of wide streets as a political project, why a successful place isn’t as simple as plopping down the right kind of buildings, how local planners find themselves hostage to decades-old “lines on paper”, the power of placemaking and art to bring a downtown back to life, misconceptions about what causes traffic congestion, and more.
In this week’s Upzoned podcast, Kea and Chuck discuss the new federal Opportunity Zones program. Is a big bucket of money what disinvested neighborhoods need? Or is using a federal program to develop a neighborhood like steering an ocean liner with a canoe paddle?