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Co-Creating the City You Want to Live In

Co-Creating the City You Want to Live In

Being a small business owner, especially in a smaller town, can give you an up front look at how local government works… and at what’s not working as well as it should. Here’s an interview with one strong citizen who’s hoping to take what he’s learned to City Hall.

One-Day Resolutions for Strong Citizens

One-Day Resolutions for Strong Citizens

In the new year, why not consider a few activities that you can complete in a single day that will help you see your town differently? Let’s call it the #StrongTownsChallenge. And don’t worry: there’s no ice water involved.

Think Small. Help Something Grow.

Think Small. Help Something Grow.

Sometimes the smallest things we can do for our towns deliver the biggest return on investment. And the best part: you don’t even have to wait to get started.

Send Us Your Strong Towns Success Stories

Send Us Your Strong Towns Success Stories

Is Strong Towns changing the conversation in our town? Have you taken action to make your place stronger that’s inspired by our message? We want to hear about it.

A Literal Bridge from the Future to the Past

A Literal Bridge from the Future to the Past

San Jose, California has embraced active transportation and pledged to eliminate vehicular deaths. So why is the city intent on widening a neighborhood street and building a four-lane overpass next to an elementary school?

Streets Aren’t the Only Thing That Connects Your City

Streets Aren’t the Only Thing That Connects Your City

In Akron, Ohio an alternative-news monthly called The Devil Strip serves to identify, connect and inspire people throughout the community. The newspaper helps bring Akronites together to envision and shape the city’s future.

Reflections on the Strong Towns North Texas Regional Gathering

Reflections on the Strong Towns North Texas Regional Gathering

Our Gathering Coordinator Ivy Vann recaps #StrongTownsNTX, the North Texas Regional Gathering. We brought together aspiring change-makers and seasoned experts from all over Texas and beyond, and helped them connect with each other and learn how to make their own communities stronger.

Getting a Response From Local Leaders

Getting a Response From Local Leaders

Sometimes our community leaders don’t do what we think they should. Here are some suggestions for getting their attention and influencing the agenda in your town or city.

What Would You Do with Five Minutes of Your Mayor's Time?

What Would You Do with Five Minutes of Your Mayor's Time?

If you had five minutes to plant a seed in the mind of an influential leader in your community, what would you tell them? Or give them to read? What article do you wish Strong Towns would publish that would help you make a concrete, needed change in your own community?

The Case for Community Gardens

The Case for Community Gardens

The idea of a community garden isn’t a new one. Now, when modern life seems to be more stressful and uncertain than ever, community gardens could prove to be the salve that heals our hurting communities.