The Little Free Pantry

The Little Free Pantry

Little free pantries are a hyper-local, small-scale way to help out neighbors who are hungry. 

A Place for Public Art

A Place for Public Art

Is public art doomed to only be invited and placed in locations that are lacking and empty—a band-aid to cover up our cities' design failures?

When the Need to Develop Trumps Public Art

When the Need to Develop Trumps Public Art

This park has served its purpose and now it's time to move on to the next phase of its life: as a mixed-use development that will support local businesses and bring more people downtown—to stay.

Podcast: An All-Night Citywide Art Festival

Podcast: An All-Night Citywide Art Festival

For one day in June, hundreds of artists, dozens of venues and tens of thousands of residents take part in a free, all-night art festival in the Twin Cities. Here's the story of Northern Spark.

The Great Place Project

The Great Place Project

A unique program in Cook County, MN gives local organizations and businesses grants of up to just $1,000 to take on small projects that improve their town. And it's making a big impact.

Playful Public Art

Playful Public Art

Art that invites interaction and play can help us build more social and active towns.

Walk into History

Walk into History

A "museum without walls" draws visitors and residents to Asheville's downtown, providing an opportunity to learn about the city's history and culture, as well as encouraging patronage at local businesses.

The Art of Decline

The Art of Decline

We’ve become so used to decline in our cities. Buildings are demolished and lots sit open. We walk by and, at most, we call it a shame. We don’t stop to look.

Public Art: Project vs. Process

Public Art: Project vs. Process

Just as we at Strong Towns do not have a formula or solution for productive growth, but rather an approach to development, I believe that effective art is more about process, than project.

A Creative District in Thomasville, GA

A Creative District in Thomasville, GA

Thomasville, GA took full advantage of a pivotal community moment to ask what its residents wanted and build on their ideas, strengthening its arts and local economy as a result.

Strong Towns on the Tropical MBA Podcast

Strong Towns on the Tropical MBA Podcast

Chuck Marohn was recently featured on the Tropical MBA Podcast, which is dedicated to "the growing movement of location independent entrepreneurs worldwide."