Office Hours Schedule and Intro

Norm Van Eeden Petersman
Norm Van Eeden Petersman
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Summer Break has begun

Upcoming: Fridays from 1-2pm CT (September 6 to December 2024)

We're currently in the process of creating a schedule for September to December - stay tuned!

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Guest Schedule for Spring 2024




Mar 1

Tristan Bassett

NuSarnia and the Power of Community Foundations

Mar 8

general session


Mar 15

Katy Kelly

Use Social Media to Build a Local Movement

Mar 22

general session

guest host 

Mar 29 (Good Friday)

no session

holiday weekend

Apr 5

Tiffany Owens Reed

Cities Decoded and civic engagement 

Apr 12

Andrew Flynn

Working with city leaders to improve processes and outcomes (CalMuni Advisors)

Apr 19

Geoffrey Donovan, US Forest Service

Trees and Healthy Communities 

Apr 26

General Discussion


May 3

General Discussion


May 10

General Discussion


May 17

no session (ST team at Congress for the New Urbanism)

no session

May 24

General Discussion


May 31

Edward Erfurt

Buildings Must Build More Productive Wealth (or watch on our YouTube channel)

Jun 7

no session (ST team travel)


Jun 14

Urban 3

Data Analytics and the Math That Changes Discussions in Cities and Towns

 Jun 20

General Discussion



Prior Season (2023)


January 25

Chuck Marohn

The Strong Towns Approach

February 1

Edward Erfurt

Engaging Local Government Effectively

February 8

John Pattison

Starting a Local Conversations group where you live

February 15

Daniel Herriges

Zoning Reform for a Stronger Future

February 22

Rachel Quednau

Making Parents Strong Towns Aware

March 1

Chuck Marohn

Lessons for small communities


March 8

Norm Van Eeden Petersman 

Strong Towns and Faith Communities

March 15

Andrew Burleson

Mobilizing the Strong Towns movement

March 22

Lauren Fisher

Effective messaging for local advocates

March 29

Edward Erfurt

Propagating people-oriented designs

Apr 5

Daniel Herriges

Unleashing the Swarm of Small Scale Development

Apr 12 

John Reuter

I got on a local committee... now what?

Apr 26

Chuck Marohn

Strong Towns and Big Cities

May 3

Norm Van Eeden Petersman

Speaking Up Where You Live

May 10

John Pattison & Jacob Unterreiner

Walking and Talking in your Neighborhood

May 17 Edward Erfurt & Greg Sund  How to make sense of local budgets
May 24 Ben Abramson How to craft a narrative to make your community efforts more newsworthy

June 7

Norm Van Eeden Petersman Ask Me Anything Strong Towns Edition

June 14 

Daniel Herriges

The Trouble of Traffic and Congestion

June 21

John Pattison

Living in Community: Co-living, co-housing, and co-ops

June 28

Chuck Marohn (tentative)

Why summer is the best time to be in a Strong Town



What is an Office Hours session?

Chuck Marohn and other staff and special guests will host drop-in office hours for members to receive input on specified topics and for general discussion.

These one-hour, members-only virtual "events" will be pretty casual—akin to a professor having their door open for students to drop by with questions or for a chat. Office Hours run every week, with different staff members and special guests serving as the presenters and facilitators each week. 

Just to let you know, questions can be pre-submitted; these will be answered first. Once pre-submitted questions are covered, there will be opportunities for attendees to unmute and ask further questions.


You can also email with your question.



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