State transportation departments are often maddeningly resistant to change, and can be the biggest obstacle facing safe-streets advocates. A new article series from Smart Growth America digs deep into what has to happen—and is happening—to reform these agencies from the inside.
America’s deadly streets are a slow-rolling emergency, thanks in part to the engineering practice of designing city streets just like wide-open highways. A new video influenced by Strong Towns thinking explores the history of this disastrous idea.
One Strong Towns member on what he’s gained from being part of the movement.
Strong Towns is inspiring a movement for change.
Every day, we see our members taking action in their communities based on ideas and strategies they've learned from Strong Towns. Here are some of the actions we've inspired:
A tour of 6 successful towns helped one Strong Towns member to better understand what makes a community resilient. His journey offers lessons for all of us.
Strong Towns member and Chief of Police for Cleburne, TX, Robert Severance shares his perspective.
On the Eastside of Olympia, WA, one Strong Towns member has helped to lead a series of neighborhood events in response to crime concerns.
Strong Towns is leading a national conversation.
Strong Towns ideas and leaders are frequently featured in local and national media. Here are some recent features:
Strong Towns president, Chuck Marohn, shares his perspective on this episode of The Outspoken Cyclist radio show.
Strong Towns’ coverage is part of a national report on wasteful highway spending.
Strong Towns’ writing is part of the Irish Pavilion at the prestigious Venice Biennale of Architecture.
Strong Towns is getting recognized.
The Strong Towns message is taking hold and getting noticed around the world. Here's what people are saying about the Strong Towns movement:
One Strong Towns member on why he’s part of the movement.
Here's what two people who attended a recent Strong Towns event had to say about our message and its impact.
Whether you're a planner, a neighborhood advocate or an elected official, Strong Towns offers something for everyone.
Some thoughts on being named one of the 100 Most Influential Urbanists.
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