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Strong Towns 101: Taking the Movement to School

Strong Towns 101: Taking the Movement to School

Community Builder Jacob Moses converses with Kevin Leier—a social studies teacher at Rugby High School in North Dakota—and a few of his students about their new community building class inspired by Strong Towns.

Why Would a Town Ban Duplexes in Its Core Neighborhoods?

Why Would a Town Ban Duplexes in Its Core Neighborhoods?

Denton, Texas seemed to be on the verge of an important step toward financial resilience: allowing its core neighborhoods to incrementally evolve and provide much-needed new housing. Now, is the city on the verge of moving in the wrong direction instead?

When It Snows, Whose Mobility Matters?

When It Snows, Whose Mobility Matters?

Even in cities that tout their commitment to walkability, once it snows, those who walk (and roll!) often aren’t treated as equally important street users.

What's Missing From the Green New Deal

What's Missing From the Green New Deal

The proposed Green New Deal is ambitious and urgent—but completely omits any mention of local land use. Can sweeping federal policy mix with the kind of decentralized, bottom-up change we need?

Where Bicycles Meet Race: A Conversation With Dr. Adonia Lugo

Where Bicycles Meet Race: A Conversation With Dr. Adonia Lugo

An interview with Dr. Adonia Lugo, author of Bicycle / Race: Transportation, Culture & Resistance, about broadening bike advocacy to look beyond physical infrastructure to the “human infrastructure” of the communities we build around bicycling.

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?

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.

What Would It Take to Make the Big Jump to Active Towns?

What Would It Take to Make the Big Jump to Active Towns?

John Simmerman and his organization Active Towns want to see a massive increase in the number of places with a culture of physical activity. Come see John speak at the Strong Towns Regional Gathering in Plano, Texas, and learn what he’s doing to help create that change.

Safety For Whom?

Safety For Whom?

A Strong Towns member’s original research on where pedestrians are and are not hit by vehicles in his city of Rockford, Illinois, makes clear that street design matters. A lot.

The Parking Problem That Wasn’t

The Parking Problem That Wasn’t

Communities across the country have found that resistance to parking minimum removals quickly fades when the facts are on the table and the benefits are made clear.

Staying Strong

Staying Strong

Don’t be intimidated by the haters. Keep doing what you can to build a strong town.