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About Office Hours

Our door is wide open once a week for Strong Towns members to come and discuss how to build resilience and prosperity in their communities. Each week will focus on a different topic with a member of the Strong Towns team. The tone is casual and conversational. Drop in late if you need to; you’ll be just as welcome.

Wednesdays at 1 p.m. ET on Zoom

Submit your questions and ideas for topics in advance as you register, or ask them on the fly. Just so you know, pre-submitted questions and topics will be given priority during the conversation. 

Schedule & Registration Details Are Available Here

Can't attend? Catch the replay in Action Lab once it gets posted.



Great article on the mindset of a local advocate:

If you're interested, tactical urbanism resources:

Rachel Quednau's article on suburban insolvency is really on point

Connected to this question is another oldie-but-goodie on maintaining a focus on the impacts of the suburban experiment (not on 'sprawl' as a nebulous concept)

But there are things that can be done:

I like this ST article about insolvency showing up as a "soft default" rather than hard bankruptcy:

Calgary should spend or save ~$3B/year just to cover the replacement costs of everything that the City owns. The City's budget is usually ~$4.5B/year. That doesn't give me confidence about our finances.

Articles on annexation:

Taking Action

The Problem Described in One Situation

On the days you're feeling frustrated




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