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This week's SlackChat with Matthias Leyrer

This week's SlackChat with Matthias Leyrer

Once a week, we're inviting readers to join us for a conversation with one of our staff, writers or members on Slack. This week's SlackChat will be hosted by Matthias Leyrer, a Strong Towns contributor and graphic designer. 

The Full Force of Urban Renewal

The Full Force of Urban Renewal

While Jane Jacobs was fighting and winning some battles against Urban Renewal in our cities, many, many more were victims to this hubristic program. My city, Mankato MN, was one of the hardest hit.

Member Testimonial: Maurice Carter

Member Testimonial: Maurice Carter

"We can't solve the problems we created yesterday with the thinking we used to create them. Strong Towns is teaching us to be more mindful, more deliberate, and more skeptical of our own biases." ~ Maurice Carter

Member Testimonial: Joe Minicozzi

Member Testimonial: Joe Minicozzi

"Strong Towns is the go-to source for a clear-eyed and agnostic explanation of why our communities are going broke." ~ Joe Minicozzi

Member Testimonial: Jonathan Hay

Member Testimonial: Jonathan Hay

"For too long we have been dependent on experts and special interests to make good decisions on our behalf. Strong Towns is helping us to revive conversations and ask the right questions." ~ Jonathan Hay

Member Testimonial: Michael Smith

Member Testimonial: Michael Smith

"The Strong Towns message and community gives us the tools we need to ensure our cities remain resilient." ~ Michael Smith

Member Testimonial: Pat Trahan

Member Testimonial: Pat Trahan

"The messages delivered by Chuck, his colleagues and guests are nothing short of prophetic. They are acting as contemporary prophets—revealing emergent truth to power and backing it up with math and cool graphs!" ~ Pat Trahan

Member Testimonial: Kevin Shepherd

Member Testimonial: Kevin Shepherd

"I support Strong Towns because I believe in their message and want them to have the resources they need to continue expanding the movement." ~ Kevin Shepherd