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.
Our members are not just reading our stuff, they are out there making things happen. Supporting the Strong Towns movement is supporting them.
A group of Strong Citizens in Columbus, GA used Strong Towns ideas to inspire a redesign of a commercial street to be safer and more economically productive.
Strong Towns provided a foundation for residents in this Shreveport, LA neighborhood to fight back against a harmful and expensive highway project.
The growth of the Strong Towns message in media outlets across the nation is a testament to the power of our vision and it's ability to change America.
I'm part of the Strong Towns movement because the fundamental tenets of this organization have challenged my assumptions about the design and construction of infrastructure more than any lecture or syllabus.
Rational consideration of what it means to live in a built environment, colliding with other humans has been Strong Town’s gift to me.
We'll be hosting a live streaming webcast of the Curbside Chat at noon Eastern (11AM CST) time today. Come back right here at noon and watch the live stream.
Strong Towns is furthering Jane Jacobs' legacy in a way that few other organizations are. If Jacobs' writing is your Bible, then Strong Towns should be your church.
I'm a member of the Strong Towns movement because I believe city planning, management and governance need a dramatic transformation in order to be forces of greater equity in civic, cultural and economic life.
We have used the same development pattern over and over since the late 1940’s and we've seen what it has done, yet we continue to use the same pattern and principles. It's time for a change.
Strong Towns is a movement that crosses partisan, geographic and ethnic boundaries. If you are a strong citizen working to build a strong local community, we want you as a member of this movement.
"There is nothing that will teach you, in your gut, about living in a fragile, finite spaceship of a world quite like spending months in an even more fragile, tiny spaceship that travels through the oceans."
In an era of increasingly divisive politics and refusal to compromise, the Strong Towns message does not promote a political ideology. Rather, it offers a lens through which to view local challenges and a vision for strengthening all communities.
You care about the place where you live—not about parking lots. So why should you support Strong Towns?
We don't cover towns like Lehigh Acres, Florida or Fitchburg, Wisconsin because we're trying to fulfill some sort of rural quota or understand how Trump got elected. We do it because it's what we're about.
Get a crash course in Strong Towns or get your burning Strong Towns-related questions answered in this week's webcasts. Whether you're a long-time member or completely new here, we've got something for you.
When you become a member of Strong Towns, you are supporting a change in the conversation. You are giving us the resources that we need to get this powerful message in front of more and more people. It’s working. All we need today is your support.
This week was all about the power of incrementalism and how we can make a better world, step by step.
Our job as Strong Towns advocates is to share our message, to keep bringing the conversation back to the persistent fact that our current approach is not working financially. We’re broke and so we must start thinking differently.
What's the relationship between easy lending and car ownership? And what sort of features do the auto bubble and the housing bubble have in common?
We have come up with many ways to explain the decline we see around us. In reality, we've simply given our cities no other option.
A fetish with density is spiking the rising tide of housing demand in cities like Portland. To make housing affordable, we have to deal with the cause of the spike.
When the issue of housing affordability comes up again and again, it is always tied to the agreed upon narrative that Portland is growing and will continue to grow, world without end. I don't buy that.