At Strong Towns, our mission is to spread our radically new approach to growth and development to as many people as possible. That's why we aren't available to consult with individuals or organizations—but that doesn't mean we can't help.
That’s why every other month we host Ask Strong Towns to give you a chance to ask your burning questions about our vision for change, and how the Strong Towns approach might apply in your unique place—and give us a chance to share our answer with the world, so it might help other Strong Citizens.
Join Strong Towns President Chuck Marohn and Communications Manager Kea Wilson on Thursday, April 18th at 12pm CST for the next edition of Ask Strong Towns.
This event is open only to the members of the Strong Towns movement. Members, check your email for your invitation, or email member support for help.
Non-members may pre-submit questions via the Ask Strong Towns page, though please be advised that member questions will take priority; join the movement now to attend live, or listen to the Strong Towns podcast, where we'll re-release the audio of Ask Strong Towns, to see if we answered your question.
Thanks for doing what you can to build strong towns, and hope to see you there on Thursday the 18th!
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Strong Towns believes towns need to be obsessive about their revenues. But does that really mean building more revenue-generating prison centers?
Visit the Hyde Park neighborhood in South Los Angeles and you’ll find the usual culprits of a food desert, such as fast-food chains and gas stations. But enter Kelli Jackson’s corner store—Hank’s Mini Market—and you’ll discover how cities can address food deserts without forgoing future tax revenue.
James Howard Kunstler discusses why people are afraid of change, why technology won’t save us, and how to live well (by living small) amidst “the Long Emergency.”
Think tanks and government agencies aren’t solving our housing crisis nearly as fast as our cities need. Should we let the public have a shot—and give the person with the winning idea a big prize if they can make a dent?