Announcing A Special Celebrity Edition of "Ask Strong Towns" with Dan Burden of Blue Zones

Dan Burden knows a thing or ten about creating healthier communities. Burden has been a pioneer in innovative transportation planning for over 40 years. He served as Florida's first state bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, co-founded Walkable Communities, Inc., and today is the Director of Innovation and Inspiration at Blue Zones. For his accomplishments, he was recently named #58 on Planetizen’s list of the 100 Most Influential Urbanists of all time.

Blue Zones is a multifaceted organization that work to help people live longer, better lives by improving their environment. It’s named after a term which refers to regions of the world in which longevity and a high quality of life in old age are the norm. Burden is an expert on how our neighborhoods—and the choices we make about their design—affect our health.

Dan Burden was a guest on a recent episode of our It’s the Little Things podcast, which you can listen to here. Now, we’re bringing him back, this time for a live Q&A webcast in which you can ask him anything you want!

Dan Burden

Dan Burden

On Friday, September 6th at 12pm CDT, Strong Towns members are invited to a very special Ask Me Anything event with Dan Burden, in conversation with Strong Towns Founder and President Chuck Marohn. An introduction to Burden’s work and a set of questions posed to him by Chuck will be followed by a moderated digital Q&A period. Members, please look in your email soon for your exclusive invite, or email

Not a member? Join the movement now to join this webcast and ask your questions live. A recording of this live conversation will be released in the weeks following for non-members.