A couple weeks ago, Chuck Marohn kicked off a series of articles on the topic of incremental growth. This Wednesday at 12pm CT he'll host an open Slack conversation to discuss these articles and any related questions.
Just log onto Slack and visit the #scheduled-slack-chat channel at the scheduled time to join Chuck and other Strong Towns staff, members and readers in a lively discussion. We'll see where the conversation takes us!
And if you're not signed up for Slack yet, take 30 seconds to do it and you'll be ready for Wednesday's chat.
Read our incremental development series:
Is a desire for local character your jam? If so, fight for missing-middle commercial space in your neighborhood. Fight for the corner bar and the corner store. We need an approach that is much more flexible, more true to what humans want from cities, and messier.
The lines between work and home zones are blurring: more employers want to be in walkable, amenitized areas, and conversely, people are choosing to live closer to where they work. This Cincinnati placemaking experiment exemplifies the kind of small bets this trend is making possible.
What does it take to bring life back to a faded downtown? Contrary to conventional wisdom, big employers may underperform as revitalization engines, and small-bet approaches—improvisational, innovative, and low-risk—can deliver outsize rewards.