Top 5 Stories from the Week (Jan 21–Jan 25, 2019)

Top 5 Stories from the Week (Jan 21–Jan 25, 2019)

This week we took a good look at the sustainability of infrastructure costs, both in micro (a single street) and macro (a whole city), discussed why complex housing problems and brute-force solutions don’t mix, and more.

The 2018 Strong Towns Annual Report

The 2018 Strong Towns Annual Report

In 2018 we began to see Strong Towns transition from a set of key ideas and insights about the struggles our communities face to an organization capable of creating revolutionary change in communities across the country.

What's the Real Size of Your City?

What's the Real Size of Your City?

Many of the most pressing problems we face can only be addressed if we know when to think about them locally, and when to think about them regionally.

Giving Youth the Skills, Education, and Confidence to Make Their Communities Stronger

Giving Youth the Skills, Education, and Confidence to Make Their Communities Stronger

In this episode of our podcast It’s the Little Things, Jacob chats with Latoya Wilson—founder of the Rebuild Workforce Consultancy—shares how you can invest in the youth in your community, including how to understand the learning landscape for youth, how to create programs that are beneficial for students, and how to make your investments last throughout a student’s time in primary school and beyond.



Paved With Good Intentions

Paved With Good Intentions

Doing the math on a routine, uncontroversial street paving project reveals an investment that will never pay for itself, in a city that has thousands of such investments. That we do it anyway reflects the cultural consensus at the root of our towns’ financial problems.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In honor of one of America's most significant leaders, we'll be taking the day off from content and we'll resume our usual schedule tomorrow.

Top 5 Stories from the Week (Jan 14–Jan 18, 2019)

Top 5 Stories from the Week (Jan 14–Jan 18, 2019)

This week we examined what the design of our places says about isolation and social trust, and why that matters when tragedy strikes. We explored the value of bottom-up experimentation in cities; celebrated a victory for free speech and public input; questioned whether all growth counts as economic development; debated a controversial solution to affordable housing shortages, and more.