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...
Municipalities for whom property taxes are lifeblood should treat parking for what it is: dead weight.
While your fellow Americans are busy fighting each other for 50% off toys and discounted televisions at the stores in your town, you have a job: Snap some photos of the parking lots surrounding these stores.
If we took the entire Strong Towns Strength Test and boiled it down to one indicator, it would be parking minimums. If you can't figure out how to get rid of them, your town isn't strong.
Strong Towns staff members Chuck Marohn and Bo Wright check in on the final day of our 2017 Member Drive to talk about their hopes for the future of the Strong Towns movement.
Let's make a final push today to get to 2000 members. We can do it. And then we'll continue to do great things together.
Here's what two people who attended a recent Strong Towns event had to say about our message and its impact.
A year ago, Shreveport, Louisiana was on the brink of building a highway through a poor inner-city neighborhood. Strong Towns helped fight back.
Strong Towns is a tough, tough message, but it unites people in a way that truly brings out our best. Of all things we do, I'm perhaps most proud of that.
Together, we can revolutionize our approach to growth and development. We can make our places stronger than they've ever been.
This year, we've been floored to hear from hundreds of Strong Towns members who are taking action to make their communities better as a result of our movement.
Our cities are struggling financially. But culturally, we lack a common understanding to explain why this is, let alone decide what to do about it.