The Week Ahead: A Sneak Peak

The Week Ahead: A Sneak Peak

In this podcast episode, Chuck and Rachel review the highlights (lowlights?) from Strong Towns' annual #BlackFridayParking event and share some exciting news.

How do Neighborhoods Become Strong?

How do Neighborhoods Become Strong?

In Valparaiso, Indiana, a so-called "bad" neighborhood is changing, and its residents are coming together to help direct that change.

A System of Safe, Human-Centered Streets

A System of Safe, Human-Centered Streets

What sorts of streets make up a strong town? It's time to get past the standard “local, collector, arterial, freeway” hierarchy of street design.

The Paradox of Persistent Vacancies and High Prices

The Paradox of Persistent Vacancies and High Prices

The crazy distortions we see in housing and real estate won't be solved by centralized interventions, be they corporate or government. Only at the local level do we have the nuance to start creating something that works.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving, and we invite you to join us tomorrow for our annual #BlackFridayParking event.

Spot's Parking Lot

Spot's Parking Lot

How can we make better use of a parking space? This little dog knows.

4 Things to do with Unused Parking Lots

4 Things to do with Unused Parking Lots

Towns across the country are transforming unused parking into more productive developments that offer true benefits to a community, not just temporary car storage.

Parking with Limits

Parking with Limits

The right amount of parking is well-utilized and valuable. But too much is detrimental.

3 Creative Ways to Tackle Parking Needs

3 Creative Ways to Tackle Parking Needs

Your city needs far less parking than you think. But for the neighborhoods and destinations that really do need some parking, how can we build it in a thoughtful, non-destructive manner?

Parking Minimums Must Die

Parking Minimums Must Die

If we took the entire Strong Towns Strength Test and boiled it down to one indicator, it would be parking minimums. If you can't figure out how to get rid of them, your town isn't strong.