In this wide-reaching dialogue, Grace Potts, Elias Crim and Chuck Marohn contemplate how to build truly resilient communities where power rests in the hands of neighbors, and where economic prosperity is not the realm of the few, but shared by all.
We need to leave the door open for the people who come after us.
Celebration of the Sabbath and a desire to live near people and institutions that support your religious practices has shaped the urban fabric of Orthodox Jewish communities.
Inspired by a Strong Towns presentation, Pelham, Ontario is reexamining its development practices and making plans for a more financially stable future.
When affordability meets flexibility, the result tends to be the democratization of a local real estate market.
I want to buy a home, but I don't want to give up living in this neighborhood that I love.
So-called smart cities have an achilles heel: data is biased by the status quo.
Here in Shreveport, we took a small bet to make our city stronger and learn a little bit in the process.
Last week, three government staffers from Fate, TX led an excellent, educational webcast for Strong Towns members about how to do the math on proposed developments in your town. The recording is now available to watch.
Rachel and Chuck discuss a recent webcast, upcoming events in Michigan and Illinois (including a member meetup with Strong Towns staff), and why our approaches to health care and infrastructure spending are remarkably similar and similarly messed up.
The biggest barrier we may have to tackle—the one that gives people a license to dismiss bikes as a transit outlier—is the misconception that bikes are a means of recreation instead of a tool for empowerment.
If we can align the incentives of the players involved, we can build infrastructure that is actually necessary and while doing it quicker and at lower prices than we do now.
This week, we explored a New Urbanist development in Florida, a dangerous street in Massachusetts and suburban infrastructure inserted into walkable areas of Oklahoma.
Three key factors work together to make Philadelphia a more affordable city than its East Coast sisters.
This week's episode of Strong Talk will cover Chuck Marohn's "Open Letter to the City of Springfield," regarding a dangerous street in Springfield, MA.
In this podcast interview, Emily Hamilton of the Mercatus Center discusses the decline of affordable housing in America and how we can get it back.
Imagine your favorite street in town didn’t exist. Could it be built today if the construction had to follow your local rules? Take this test to find out whether restrictive codes are stifling growth and development in your town.
A full-length Strong Towns presentation plus an extended Q&A session were recorded at a recent event in Eau Claire, WI. Here they are, for your viewing pleasure.
New Urbanist design has been praised and criticized alike. A recent development in Orlando, FL offers a unique opportunity to examine the challenges and potentials for success in planned New Urbanist communities.
Is it possible to design a city street where no one is ever harassed?