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How Nonprofits Can Start With Design to Build Strong Communities

How Nonprofits Can Start With Design to Build Strong Communities

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.


How Strong Towns Inspired a Local Food Movement

How Strong Towns Inspired a Local Food Movement

Andy Diaz—founder at Urban Acres in Peoria, Illinois—shares how you can use local food to build community in your own neighborhood, including how to find the right investment for your neighborhood, how to grow your efforts incrementally, and why cities like Peoria and beyond need more $1,000 heroes (not $1 million heroes).


The National Association of Realtors Says #DoTheMath

The National Association of Realtors Says #DoTheMath

The latest issue of the National Association of Realtors biannual magazine, On Common Ground, is devoted to the financial implications of growth and land-use decisions. And Strong Towns thinking features front and center.

Part of the Air You Breathe

Part of the Air You Breathe

Our goal is to inspire millions of advocates to shout from the rooftops that our approach to growth and development has to change, until Strong Towns ideas become as ubiquitous as the air you breathe. There’s a long way to go, but we see it working.

Strong Towns 101: Taking the Movement to School

Strong Towns 101: Taking the Movement to School

Community Builder Jacob Moses converses with Kevin Leier—a social studies teacher at Rugby High School in North Dakota—and a few of his students about their new community building class inspired by Strong Towns.

Seeing Your Community With New Eyes Through a "Walking Audit"

Seeing Your Community With New Eyes Through a "Walking Audit"

There’s nothing like taking to the streets on foot to understand the place you live a bit better. In this spirit, the work of Strong Towns helped inform a program of “walking audits” at a Florida university that teaches students to recognize how urban design affects both the financial and ecological sustainability of our cities.