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 shared our 2016 annual report, talked about the value of buying local, and discussed the Oroville Dam in California.
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Strong Towns member Steve Shultis compares death rates of homicides vs. car crashes, and the media coverage of these.
Stop obsessing over building new infrastructure and start putting your best minds in charge of maintenance.
It’s only when we care about our places and their residents that we can sustain the passion needed to fight for them.
Every dollar spent locally is a dollar of wealth retained in the community.
The humble tree offers myriad social, economic, and environmental benefits for the streets of our towns.
The winner of the 2017 Strongest Town Contest will get a free Curbside Chat hosted by Chuck Marohn. Nominate your town before Friday in order to be a contender.
Talk about #PedestrianUnfriendly.