UPCOMING EVENTS WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE.
Also on the upcoming calendar (details TBA):
- Tampa, FL - February 26
- Los Angeles, CA - March 5
- Newport Beach, CA - March 6
- Birmingham, AL - March 18 & 19
- Norman, OK - March 23
- Oklahoma - March 24-27
- Atlanta, GA - March 29-31
- Ontario - April 14-16
- Stevens Point, WI - April 24 & 25
- Hays, KS - May 18 & 19
- Portland, ME - May 19 & 20
KEEP INFORMED ON WHEN WE'LL BE SOMEWHERE NEAR YOU.
SOME STUFF FROM THIS WEEK YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED.
Check out the second episode of our new podcast Upzoned! Kea Wilson and Chuck Marohn dig into an article on a troubling trend: big box retailers in Minnesota think they’re paying too much in property taxes, and they’re asking for a cut. But that’s a hard pill to swallow for small towns.
The top 5 stories from September 17-21, 2018.
Austin needs a new Grand Bargain, one that includes everyone and exempts no one.
Let’s walk through what it actually takes to build a small rental apartment on your property in Austin, Texas. It’s a lesson in how the city’s existing code stymies gentle, incremental, small-scale development.
The American Conservative just shared a well-produced video of the Crony Capitalism event Strong Towns participated in last month in Anaheim.
Does the average resident want dramatic change or do they want the urban development status quo?
Want to better your community but don’t know where to start? Enter It’s the Little Things: a Strong Towns podcast that gives you the wisdom and encouragement you need to take the small yet powerful actions that can make your city or town stronger.
Chuck and Kea answer member questions in this edition of Ask Strong Towns.
Austin’s CodeNEXT process, a dramatic overhaul of the city’s zoning code, tried to placate multiple constituencies with a “grand bargain.” The result was a draft code that satisified almost no one and failed to solve the city’s housing and growth challenges.
Residents are bring lawsuits against Brad Pitt’s Make it Right foundation, but were these investments ever going to work, no matter the good intentions?
What does economic development look like in a small town where most of the proposals on the table involve significant infrastructure investment for an uncertain payoff? What’s the alternative?