Building stronger towns isn’t just about planning, engineering and development. We need to address questions about cultivating rich and abundant lives in our neighborhoods. How do we live out our values when so much of the built environment seems to be working against us?
The right amount of parking is well-utilized and valuable. But too much is detrimental.
Each one of these actions marks a dramatic departure from the norm for most places. Take even one of these steps and your town is on its way to becoming stronger.
Once you learn the truth about the Suburban Experiment, you can’t unlearn it. You can’t stop seeing it. It drives you crazy, and it doesn’t let go.
What is sad is that these guys are so good at communication in general but so BAD at communicating to the masses of people who need to be on board to make this kind of thing happen.
For municipalities that want to become Strong Towns, here’s a ranked list of the highest impact actions that would help restore a productive development pattern. This is a generic list, not tailored to any specific community, but the actions on this list would apply to the majority of US towns.
The first Strong Citizens Challenge, Walk to Get Your Groceries, has been going strong for the past couple weeks. We've collected lots of responses on the Strong Towns Forum, and we're excited to hear more over time. If you haven't given the first challenge a shot, we hope you'll consider it.
Our first Strong Citizens Challenge, to Walk to Get Your Groceries, has been running for a few weeks now. If you haven't tried it yet, we hope you'll take a look. We've collected a lot of stories on the Strong Towns Forum, and today I wanted to call attention to a few that were especially interesting.