Next week Chuck and Jim will be in the Los Angeles area, our first Strong Towns trip to California since 2012. We're working really hard to get to Northern CA yet this year -- keep your eyes open for that.
KEEP INFORMED ON WHEN WE'LL BE SOMEWHERE NEAR YOU.
SOME STUFF FROM THIS WEEK YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED.
Hurdles to revitalization based not on substance but control are the last thing America's cities and towns need.
The Bike Peoria Co-op offers neighbors affordable access tools to fix their bikes and training in bike maintenance skills. It's 100% volunteer run and 100% financially supported through its own efforts.
We are profoundly conflicted as a nation when it comes to housing: we want it to be affordable, but we also want its prices to rise fast enough to be valuable as a financial investment.
Numbers don’t lie, but people sure use numbers to do it.
Little free pantries are a hyper-local, small-scale way to help out neighbors who are hungry.
Chuck and Rachel debrief on a recent trip to Asheville, NC with the team at Urban3.
Greenspace is not the same as a park. This example from Jersey City, NJ shows you why that's the case and how to build better parks in the process.
Cities need to be given the responsibility -- and the ability -- to fund their own local transportation improvements.
This Public Art Week, we discussed big questions about the value and role of public art in our towns. Here's what got the most reads this week.
Is public art doomed to only be invited and placed in locations that are lacking and empty—a band-aid to cover up our cities' design failures?
This park has served its purpose and now it's time to move on to the next phase of its life: as a mixed-use development that will support local businesses and bring more people downtown—to stay.