In your town, is an owner of a single family home able to get permission to add a small rental unit onto their property without any real hassle? If not, you've got work to do.
How reliant is your local economy on just one company or industry? What would happen if that economic sector disappeared?
Imagine your favorite street in town didn’t exist. Could it be built today if the construction had to follow your local rules? Take this test to find out whether restrictive codes are stifling growth and development in your town.
If you wanted to eat only locally-produced food for a month, could you? This might be the toughest challenge on the Strong Towns Strength Test, but we're tackling it today.
When citizens who care decide to stand up for something they believe in, the built environment affects where they instinctively gather. Does your town have a public place that's ready for revolution?
These four steps will help you assess whether your town is a safe place for children to walk and bike on their own.
Question #7 on the Strong Towns Strength Test asks: Are there neighborhoods in your town where three generations of a family could reasonably find a place to live, all within walking distance of each other? In this article, we show you how to answer that question for your town and what to do if your answer is No.
We're kicking off a new series going in-depth on the Strong Towns Strength Test with an exploration of main street health. Today's question: Does your main street have more cars than people?