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...
How I stopped being frustrated by my city and started working to improve it, with the help of my neighbors.
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?