Chuck is heading to Wisconsin for a Curbside Chat tonight and then to give Transportation in the Next American City tomorrow. Exciting opportunity to share our message. Here's the most current schedule of upcoming events, including Alabama next week.
April 9-10 - La Crosse, WI
April 14-15 - Birmingham, AL
April 24-25 - Stevens Point, WI - Half day training session, AICP Credits will be offered - Register Here
April 28 - Dallas, TX - Curbside Chat
April 30 - Dallas, TX - Member Appreciation Event - More details to come to Strong Towns Members by email
May 13 - Fargo, ND - Curbside Chat
May 14 - Grand Forks, ND - Curbside Chat
May 19 - Hays, KS - Curbside Chat
May 21 - Lewiston, ME - Conference Keynote
June 17 - Boston, MA - Conference Keynote
June 18 - Denver, CO - Strong Towns on Tap
June 23 - Detroit, MI - Conference Panel
June 30 - Des Moines, IA - Conference Keynote
In case you missed it this week...
A recent D Magazine story nailed the problem with Dallas’s development pattern: the city has way too much infrastructure than it can afford to maintain. But its solution—assessing local taxes differently—didn’t go far enough.
In Portland, Maine, some established developers are venturing into filling the need for workforce housing without the help of subsidies, even though it is less profitable.
John Simmerman and his organization Active Towns want to see a massive increase in the number of places with a culture of physical activity. Come see John speak at the Strong Towns Regional Gathering in Plano, Texas, and learn what he’s doing to help create that change.
This week on the Strong Towns Podcast, Chuck talks with behavior change and sustainability expert Ruben Anderson about the good life, and how we fool ourselves into thinking we can use systematic rationality to create it for ourselves.
One of the reasons Ocean Grove, New Jersey has endured intact is the presence of a religious community that had a higher calling and a longer event horizon than the dominant secular culture. There are lessons to be learned here even by people who may not identify with the church.
The lines between work and home zones are blurring: more employers want to be in walkable, amenitized areas, and conversely, people are choosing to live closer to where they work. This Cincinnati placemaking experiment exemplifies the kind of small bets this trend is making possible.
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.