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:
Here is a quick how-to guide for dealing with people who claim your city lacks adequate parking.
The 7 skills a small-scale developer needs. Hint: If you don't have them, you can find someone who does.
Here are 8 small things you can do to make a place more inviting, productive and happy.
The City of Fayetteville recently released a free tactical urbanism guide.
So you've been reading Strong Towns for a while now. Maybe you even took the next step and became a member... But now what?
Is there an empty lot in your neighborhood you dream of filling? Use these simple steps to sketch, model and render a new building in the space.
Yes, it's possible to have a community meeting where resident voices are heard, while experts and professionals get their say as well. Here are several tips for how to do that.
How I stopped being frustrated by my city and started working to improve it, with the help of my neighbors.
We challenge you to use public art to encourage positive, concrete change in your town.
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.