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!
Once a month we host Ask Strong Towns, a members-only live Q&A webcast. Here’s the video and audio from August 2019’s edition.
In North America, stadium projects are almost synonymous with silver bullet disasters. But does that have to be true?
Strong Towns member Ben Harrison shares his experience serving on a citizen advisory committee and why you should run for something in your own community, including how to pitch your vision to city staff, how to introduce Strong Towns principles, and, how serving on these committees can help you feel closer to your community.
“Sustainable” is a buzzword that often conjures images of technological wizardry aimed at solving environmental problems. But what if our ancestors knew a lot more about sustainability than we give them credit for?
Every year, Black Rock City burns down. But could it be the role model your city needs?
Regina Portillo—Executive Director at City Makery in Laredo, Texas—shares how you can partner with local government to create and foster ideas for your community, including how to encourage people to share their ideas, how to encourage people to act on those ideas, and how to get local government involved in the process.
Chris Arnade’s Dignity is a striking look into the faces of “back row” America—the poor, the homeless, the addicted, the forgotten. And it’s a challenge to us as a society to design policies that respond to their needs and values.
Vision Zero aims to end all traffic deaths. Can they do it on a national scale?
Thor Erickson—a longtime leader in the neighborhood and civic nonprofit sector—shares how you can use nonprofits to build strong neighborhoods in your own community, including how to bring your unique perspective to neighborhood investment, how to partner with your local government, and how to get your community behind your mission.
Giorgio Angelini’s documentary Owned chronicles the commoditization of homeownership in the U.S. and its fallout—both for those who were left out, and for those who were sold promises that we’re now struggling to fulfill.