UPCOMING EVENTS WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE.
- Tampa, FL - February 26
- Lancaster, CA - March 4 & 5
- 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
- Stevens Point, WI - April 24 & 25
- Hays, KS - May 19 & 20
- Portland, ME - May 21
KEEP INFORMED ON WHEN WE'LL BE SOMEWHERE NEAR YOU.
SOME STUFF FROM THIS WEEK YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED.
It’s time for mandatory parking minimums to go. That doesn’t mean, though, that the need for parking is going to magically disappear. We would also be wise to plan for smart, adaptable parking solutions, so our cities can incrementally urbanize.
John Reuter—board member at Strong Towns and former councilperson at the City of Sandpoint, Idaho—shares his insights in how you can propose eliminating parking minimums in your town—including how to tell a compelling story, how to find data that enhances that story, and how to build community support around removing parking minimums.
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.
Street trees can be a huge maintenance headache, but are they worth it anyway for a fiscally prudent city? What do we think of land banks? Why isn’t “efficiency” always a good thing for cities? What the heck does “vibrant” mean? And more of your questions answered in the video and audio from April 2019’s Ask Strong Towns webcast!
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!
Our next Ask Strong Towns: Celebrity Edition webcast features special guest Derek Avery, a pioneering small-scale developer and champion of revitalization without gentrification. Sign up to ask him your questions in this members-only live Q&A on May 10th!
We should require our local governments to develop some discipline and reliability in their permitting approach. These are practices that demonstrate respect for both our civic institutions and the people they are supposed to serve.
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.
A robust urban farming landscape can make your city stronger. But can it really, y’know…feed your citizens?