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 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.
A strong, diversified local business community means a strong, economically prosperous town. But how do you get there?
These steps will make it a whole lot easier for people to age in place.
How can cities and towns effectively reach and listen to all residents, and use their perspectives to shape the future of the community? This guide will show you.
Because it shouldn’t be this hard.
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.
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.