Upcoming events we are excited to announce.
- Huntington, WV - February 10-12
- Waco, TX - February 17
- Houston, TX - February 18
- Houston, TX - February 19
- Lancaster, CA - March 4 & 5
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.
A recent lawsuit challenged the practice of marking tires with chalk to enforce parking time limits, calling it an illegal search. Be careful what you wish for: our cities just might be forced to start making car owners pay for their use of public space.
America has an excessive infrastructure problem—and perhaps nowhere is that more clear than in places like the massive, center-less city of Palm Bay, Florida.
Once a month we host Ask Strong Towns, a members-only live Q&A webcast. Here’s the video and audio from this month’s.
A new study on the “perception gap” between America’s two major parties gives some hope that, at least at the local level, we can find ways to work together, despite our differences.
We envision a nation of Strong Towns: places that are able to build resilient wealth and prosperity from the ground up—in poor neighborhoods as well as rich ones. This week’s Top 5 stories provide some crucial insights into how to achieve that.
Strong Towns has been urging cities to end single-family zoning for ten years. But are cities listening?
Google wants to dedicate $1 billion to creating housing in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is a big enough number to make a real dent, but will it help tackle the systemic issues driving the region’s housing crisis?
We're just 104 days away from the publication of Strong Towns, A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity. And for those who pre-order a copy, we’ve got yet more exciting exclusive content to announce!
Micro-neighborliness (n.): the small, patient, and practical ways that we pivot toward our localities and the people that we share them with. While we do not always hear these stories, the tangible effect that these small acts can have on our places is reason enough to celebrate them.
Many cities impose a minimum lot size on residential neighborhoods—which can lead to more expensive housing and less tax revenue to pay for city services. But do these rules actually lead to bigger lots—or do they just reflect what the market would produce anyway? A new study sheds some light on that question.
Most neighborhoods face a stark choice between the trickle or the fire hose: either virtually no new development or investment, or cataclysmic change that leaves a place unrecognizable. We need to get out of this destructive dichotomy.