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, we talked about an experiment in Louisville, a dangerous street, and Amazon.
When choosing between a narrow one-way couplet and a large stroad, one-ways get my vote every time.
Increasing affordable housing doesn't have to require millions in public dollars or fancy new construction.
Does Amazon help towns become stronger or less strong? Kea Wilson and Chuck Marohn discuss.
Could legal challenges be a way to fight dangerous road design?
The mental model that says traffic levels are some inexorable natural force like the tides, which must be accommodated or else, is just wrong.
A major corporation bends the will of a city, but this time it’s not to build low-value fast food restaurants or streets wide enough for semi-trucks, it’s to build safer, more walkable streets that will encourage economic growth.
Strong Towns' work on infrastructure spending just got a shout-out on CNBC.
When citizens who care decide to stand up for something they believe in, the built environment affects where they instinctively gather. Does your town have a public place that's ready for revolution?
Hang out with other #StrongCitizens in our free and open online forum.