When our members ask for something, we take it seriously. One request we've gotten frequently is to create some concrete resources--some how-to guides and step-by-step instructions--for building Strong Towns. While we know that a strong town is a complex system with thousands of moving pieces, we do have a store of knowledge—much of it collected from our members across the country to help get you started on making your community a better, more financially resilient place.
So we created a new Resource page to help you easily find all the resources you need. Here's a sampling of what you'll find there:
You don't need to be a city councilor or real estate developer to shape the future of housing in your town.
What does it mean to be "rent-burdened"? What do Low Income Housing Tax Credits really accomplish? Your housing questions answered here.
These 5 steps will help you test the development potential in your town.
You don't need an advanced degree or an elected position to make streets safer in your community.
Changing minds isn’t easy, but it’s one of the most powerful things you can do to make your town stronger. Here's how to get started.
Here are 10 tips that will equip you to turn the high-potential neighborhoods in your town into walkable, economically successful places.
Want to figure out whether a local candidate for public office will uphold Strong Towns principles and values on the job? Ask them these 10 questions.
Today we're unveiling a new tool for connecting with local Strong Towns advocates.
Here is a quick how-to guide for dealing with people who claim your city lacks adequate parking.
We provide these resources for you--free of charge--because we know you're out there working to build strong towns. If you care about our mission and value these resources, please support us by becoming a member of Strong Towns so we can keep creating more resources for you.
And if you have a specific question that's not answered on that page. You can always head over to our slack discussion forum and get a crowdsourced answer immediately. Our goal is to give you the tools and guidance that you need to build Strong Towns.