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Humility and How it Can Help You Get Neighborhood-Boosting Ideas

Humility and How it Can Help You Get Neighborhood-Boosting Ideas

In this episode of our podcast It’s the Little Things, Jacob chats with Strong Towns President Chuck Marohn about how you can get ideas for making your neighborhood stronger, including how both the concerned citizen and the public official can act on ideas, how to share them with your tribe, and how to take the next incremental step in making your neighborhood stronger.

How to Navigate the Obstacles of Building an Accessory Dwelling Unit

How to Navigate the Obstacles of Building an Accessory Dwelling Unit

In this episode of our podcast It’s the Little Things, Jacob chats with Caitlin Bigelow—Founder of Maxable Space—about how you can build an accessory dwelling unit (ADU), including how to check the required zoning, encourage your peer that ADUs are a strong way to build your neighborhood, and discover the benefits beyond passive rental income.

How to Use Gamification to Make Your Historic Business District a Must-See Destination

How to Use Gamification to Make Your Historic Business District a Must-See Destination

In this episode of our podcast It’s the Little Things, Jacob chats with Darren Smith—Founder, President, and CEO of Traipse—about how you can boost your historic business district with gamification, including how to gamification can boost tourism, get more traffic for merchants, and make your historic business district the destination it deserves to be.

How to Get Funding (and an Engaged Crowd) for Your Big Ideas

How to Get Funding (and an Engaged Crowd) for Your Big Ideas

In this episode of our podcast It’s the Little Things, Jacob chats with Bill Huston, crowdfunding legend (like, top 19 crowdfunding consultants in the world according to Inc. Magazine kind of legend). For over 15 years, Bill has helped Strong Citizens get funding for their big ideas.

How Self-Proclaimed Urbanists Can Make Our Towns Stronger

How Self-Proclaimed Urbanists Can Make Our Towns Stronger

In this episode of our podcast It’s the Little Things, Jacob chats with Alissa Walker, urbanism editor at Curbed, about how you don’t have to be a professional urban designer to have an impact on the built environment. Documenting your own observations can capture the attention of your peers and inspire much-needed improvements to the livability of your city.

Beyond the Buzzword: Innovation and How it Can Help Local Government Create Meaningful Change

Beyond the Buzzword: Innovation and How it Can Help Local Government Create Meaningful Change

In this episode of our new podcast It’s the Little Things, Jacob Moses chats with Nick Kittle, author of the recently released book Sustainovation: Building Sustainable Innovation in Government, One Wildly Creative Idea at a Time. Nick argues that—even in government—innovation is an attainable workplace culture that, when embraced, can create meaningful change in our cities, towns, and neighborhoods.

Want to Love Your Town? Act Like Someone Who Loves Their Town.

Want to Love Your Town? Act Like Someone Who Loves Their Town.

Want to better your community but don’t know where to start? Enter It’s the Little Things: a Strong Towns podcast that gives you the wisdom and encouragement you need to take the small yet powerful actions that can make your city or town stronger.

Introducing a New Podcast: "It's The Little Things"

Introducing a New Podcast: "It's The Little Things"

Want to better your community but don’t know where to start? Enter It’s the Little Things: a Strong Towns podcast that gives you the wisdom and encouragement you need to take the small yet powerful actions that can make your city or town stronger.