Thank you to everyone who became a member this week. We can't do this without you.
See you back here on Monday when we resume our regular schedule.
This week, we discussed highway boondoggles, one-way streets, and how auto-oriented places impact the elderly.
A Strong Towns member heads off on a 31 day train journey across the United States.
Until cities can lower the cost of building affordable housing, they'll never be able to create enough of it.
Rachel Quednau interviews Matt Tyrnauer and Robert Hammond, directors of a new movie called Citizen Jane: Battle for the City.
Strong Towns member Morgan Goodwin serves as mayor of Truckee, CA. In this interview, he shares the way that Strong Towns has influenced his leadership and what he loves about living in Truckee.
My hometown has no need to be embarrassed by what it has to offer. It has a significance, a value, and an attraction all its own, as do so many cities of its size.
If you missed our recent Strong Towns Summit in Tulsa or want a recap of what happened, we've got 7 new videos for you.
If big developers keep snatching up huge plots of land in my city, I may never own a home. But if land is sold in smaller increments, that means more opportunities for small developers and home owners.
In the rush to convert one-ways to two-ways, I worry we’re trending the wrong-way.
A Chicago alderman opposes a new development that would create hundreds of new housing units and extensive retail space because it might cause congestion.
America’s transportation needs are changing. America’s transportation spending priorities aren’t.
There is something about the slow pace of foot hitting pavement that enables one to see—really see—the neighborhood.
Chuck and Rachel discuss several recent and upcoming events, as well as Chuck's recent article, "Cargo Cult Planning."
By designing our cities for cars, we have created landscapes that exclude the aging.
We're not as smart as we think we are.
This week was all about tactical urbanism, small-scale development and urban planning theory.
Community organizer Joyce Mandell discusses the energy and community growth happening in Worcester, MA.
The message of incremental growth and bottom-up action to build financially resilient places is applicable everywhere. Here's a taste of one of the many sorts of places where Chuck Marohn shares the Strong Towns message.
"Parking influences the way cities look, and how people travel around them, more powerfully than almost anything else."
There's a place where your voice really matters and where your opinions and actions can make an impact.
A neighborhood is an ecosystem, a quirky human habitat, and when it’s been damaged by generations of neglect, it probably needs help that has nothing to do with repairing roofs and bringing wiring up to code.
What we need is not a new and improved vision of urban form but a robust liberal understanding of urban form. This transition involves shifting from thinking of cities as simple machines toward thinking of cities as complex, emergent systems.
It's spring—a perfect time to get outside and take some small, simple steps to improve your neighborhood.