What do we need to clear away and create to “unleashing the swarm”?
Would you recommend a maximum lot width in small towns to discourage large scale full block development?
How do you solve parking complaints of no spaces or not enough spaces?
How do you get cities to incubate stronger streetscapes in downtown cores, as well as for more suburban zones?
What is stopping local planning offices from publishing pre-approved catalogs of homes?
What can a ST local conversations do to help communities like embrace becoming small developers themselves and be open to gradual change?
What are we missing when we don't allow informal development?
Unleash the Swarm Series
Daniel's article about informal settlements is really solid on this: https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2020/5/13/a-love-letter-to-the-slums-the-urbanism-of-final-fantasy-7
My favourite article by Daniel Herriges is probably this one: https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2021/11/3/our-self-imposed-scarcity-of-nice-places
Chuck's newest article (with the material from Leon Krier at the end) is really solid on this
Here's a great ebook called "Stuck in Park" https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53dd6676e4b0fedfbc26ea91/t/5ddb7b1f460bea394459d072/1574665012379/parking-ebook.pdf
I love this piece by Steve Mouzon - I now look at porches differently
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
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