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Affordable housing can take many shapes and show up in surprising places. These places aren’t subsidized or government-run, but they house millions of Americans.
Where should we invest in retrofit, and where does it make more sense to let suburban development fail? The answer could have a profound impact on people across America.
“I'm honestly not sure if I should support this trend or fight it.”
To visit the Hapi Fresh Farmer’s Market in Akron, Ohio, is to see the beginning of a journey. Seeds have been planted to draw in more residents, more businesses, and to nurture a return to prosperity for the neighborhood.
Let’s stop assuming the motives of individuals, especially when there are other, perfectly rational, universal explanations for why someone would do something we don’t agree with.
This week, we discussed tactics for making your town stronger — and how to know when to leave, if your town just isn’t the right place for you.
To my fellow small town Iowans: stop voting for policies that help you feel good, and start voting for policies that help you live well.
What’s the impact of a university campus on your city’s downtown? Akron, Ohio offers a valuable illustration.
A “war on cars” won’t win many hearts and minds. Let’s ask for responsibility instead.
A community leader, visionary, and entrepreneur has made it his mission to strengthen his town and turn it into an attractive place where people want to be.
What would the opposite of the Strong Towns approach look like?
One man’s quest to find the equation proving the value of gridded streets leads him down some interesting roads.
An unlikely town has become a hub for cycling and mountain biking — and it’s paying serious dividends for the community.
Here are a few ideas to make you a more effective—and interesting—public hearing participant.
Unless we change the underlying rules that govern the design of our cities, we'll be fiddling with radio dials instead of zeroing in on exactly what we need.
Savannah, GA fulfills the desire for rural home space in a financially sound urban environment.
From event venues to wineries to clean energy plants, Native local businesses are blossoming.
Gas stations and dollar stores have taken the place of the corner store in most neighborhoods. Can this ship be turned around?
When is it time to pick up and leave?
Now, the story of a wealthy family who sold their farm and the developer who exploited an agricultural tax subsidy to keep it all together.
Do what you can to make yours a strong town, but it’s alright if that means finding a place that is a better fit for you.
This week we dug into the unseen but vitally important features that shape our cities such as zoning, property taxes and parking minimums.
A local’s guide to St. Louis — through a Strong Towns lens.