The Strong Towns approach is a radically new way of thinking about the way we build our world.
But where do you start?
Use the resources below to start getting to know the Strong Towns approach—no matter how much time you have.
If you only have three minutes…
Watch this short video that introduces the Curbside Chat. It’s the core Strong Towns presentation, and it’s a great primer in what we’re all about.
If you only have ten minutes…
Pick a couple of articles in our extended Curbside Chat series and dive in. It’s a great way to start going in-depth on our most important concepts.
If you want to read a structured series of articles…
Read our five-part series on The Growth Ponzi Scheme. It delves deep into how the concepts we explore in the Curbside Chat—and shows how our countries’ addiction to unproductive growth doesn’t stop when you go underground.
If you want to know how your town measures up…
…put it to the test! These ten questions will help you diagnose where your community is strongest—and where you may need to get to work.
If you want to read our best work…
Once you’ve gotten the lay of the land, it’s time to dive in. This is just a small sampling of the best of our best content from over ten years of publishing Strong Towns media—perfect for reading and sharing.
We can make low risk, high returning investments in our cities while improving the quality of life for people, particularly those who are not benefiting from the current approach.
The consequence for minor lapses in judgment shouldn’t be death.
In this formative series, we lay out the value and importance of incremental development — and why it must be the only path forward if we want to build strong towns.
Many people leave the city and head for the suburbs once they have children. I did the opposite.
Here are our 6 most talked about and beloved podcast episodes from the year.
Improving a city doesn't take a lot of money. It just takes courage.
By designing our cities for cars, we have created landscapes that exclude the aging.
Our cities are so financially fragile and desperate for growth that they will do anything to land America's most eligible corporate bachelor.
These 7 steps will take you from a nebulous idea to successfully addressing an issue that matters in your town.
Here are the 5 immutable laws of affordable housing that cities must recognize if they want to move forward — plus 3 strategies for achieving true housing affordability.
Like what you what you see? Keep going.
There’s a universe of Strong Towns ideas for your to explore, and a network of Strong Citizens eager to talk about how to make our approach real in your unique place.
We’d love to have you on board.