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:
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.
These seven steps will take you from a nebulous idea to successfully addressing an issue that matters in your town.
When it’s done well, crowdfunding can build a neighborhood’s civic strength in a way that traditional philanthropy can’t. Here are 6 reasons why.
Increasing affordable housing doesn't have to require millions in public dollars or fancy new construction.
Get out there and start making your streets safer.
If planners learn to determine what the public will is and apply themselves in service to that public will, our municipalities can be that much closer to towns well planned.
Here are 5 key ways to get local business owners on your side--whether you're putting together a neighborhood event or advocating for a change in street design.
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.