In this presentation from our 2017 Summit in Tulsa, OK, Ashwat Anandanarayanan discusses his organization's work to fight expensive and wasteful highway projects using legal action and community organizing.
How should the federal government spend its proposed $1 trillion surge in infrastructure funding? Grist recently ran an article, which features several prominent leaders in the fields of transportation and planning offering their answers to this question.
If you wanted to eat only locally-produced food for a month, could you? This might be the toughest challenge on the Strong Towns Strength Test, but we're tackling it today.
Walkability is at the core of creating places where people of all ages can live and thrive.
These seven steps will take you from a nebulous idea to successfully addressing an issue that matters in your town.
There’s probably no panacea for housing affordability. Here are 5 immutable laws of affordable housing that cities must recognize if they want to move forward. Plus 3 strategies for doing so.
Chuck and Rachel discuss upcoming events in Brainerd, MN and Asheville, NC, and recap the recent CNU25 in Seattle.
Got a question for the president of Strong Towns? This Wednesday, you have an opportunity to ask it.
The City of Shreveport's dishonest and petty actions may be the death of an inner city highway project, but the fight isn't over yet.
Three videos to get you thinking on a Monday morning.
This week, we discussed a population of bike riders that's often ignored, a suburban town square that's doomed to fail, and a Strong Towns member with a creative housing strategy.
Parks aren't just pretty green space where kids can throw a ball, they're the heart of our neighborhoods, gathering places for people young and old, and could even be the site of future revolutions
What does it mean to design a city that works for people of all ages? Two special guests will discuss on our latest live episode of Strong Talk, airing at 12pm CT today.
"What is the problem for which transit is the solution?" "What does it mean for transit to work well?" Transit planning consultant Jarrett Walker shares his answers to some of the biggest transit questions.
When it’s done well, crowdfunding can build a neighborhood’s civic strength in a way that traditional philanthropy can’t. Here are 6 reasons why.
American housing policy sucks because we’ve been using the bare minimum of strategies to both increase production and create affordability. We need to try every idea in the book.
Housing development in the United States isn’t a one-size-fits-all model. Different types of neighborhoods and urban forms have different financing needs. Kudos to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for taking these steps.
Can a suburban “downtown” built from the ground up for over $150 million succeed?
Most people load themselves up with massive amounts of debt in order to live the way they believe they’re supposed to. But there's another option.
Chuck Marohn hosts, enthusiastic people spar and a panel of judges passes its judgment. Think Oxford debates + American Idol.