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.
Once ubiquitous, then endangered, the American front porch is making a comeback. From rocking chairs to rock music, a conference near Oxford, Mississippi celebrates the past, present, and future of the surprisingly powerful front porch.
In North America, stadium projects are almost synonymous with silver bullet disasters. But does that have to be true?
Copenhagen’s famous biking culture—over 3 out of every 5 commutes are by bike—is lauded internationally as an achievement for the environment, public health, and—we’d add—fiscal sustainability alike. But they didn’t get there just by building bike lanes.
When my school district proposed tearing down buildings for parking, I and others suggested there were more creative and less destructive ways to solve these problems. We were scoffed at, and we lost. Hate to say, “I told you so,” but….
Is the Strong America Tour coming to your town?
Our special celebrity guest for the September edition of our "Ask Strong Towns webcast is Dan Burden, Director of Innovation and Inspiration at Blue Zones and one of Planetizen’s 100 Most Influential Urbanists.
Strong Towns member Ben Harrison shares his experience serving on a citizen advisory committee and why you should run for something in your own community, including how to pitch your vision to city staff, how to introduce Strong Towns principles, and, how serving on these committees can help you feel closer to your community.