I had a good pair of events this week in Birmingham with some people very enthused to help their communities become Strong Towns. It was really nice to be back in Alabama and I'm hoping for an opportunity to go back soon. In the meantime, here's what the schedule for sharing the Strong Towns message in person looks like for the next couple of months.
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 (Strong Towns members should have received an email this week.)
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 was all about where we choose to live and why.
Plus some musings on the nature of our present-day cities, and what they once were.
A new collaboration in Laramie, WY uses blank downtown walls as a canvas for growing food, creating conversation and activating overlooked spaces.
The Strong Towns message has a big impact wherever it is heard, but how do we turn that into action?
A Strong Towns member is working with local disability advocates to push for a safer street in downtown Duluth, MN.
Traditional urbanism evolved over millennia to meet human needs. The adoption of AVs should not be allowed to replace time-tested places with something that would probably make our lives worse.
An intentional, incrementally built village blossoms in northern Missouri. Strong Towns advocates can learn a lot from its example.
I'm leaving my small southern town for a mid-sized Rust Belt City. Here's why that decision makes sense.
Like a cavity that starts at the enamel and eventually hollows out a whole tooth, so too has the larger economy been hollowing out the local capability to be self-reliant.
Hands-on collaboration between local government and citizens can open up opportunities for experimentation, learning, and relationship building—all essential parts of effective community resilience building.