08:40 What do we need to clear away and create to “unleashing the swarm”?
15:18 Would you recommend a maximum lot width in small towns to discourage large scale full block development?
21:19 How do you solve parking complaints of no spaces or not enough spaces?
28:35 How do you get cities to incubate stronger streetscapes in downtown cores, as well as for more suburban zones?
34:02 What is stopping local planning offices from publishing pre-approved catalogs of homes?
40:00 What can a ST local conversations do to help communities like embrace becoming small developers themselves and be open to gradual change?
48:00 What are we missing when we don't allow informal development?
Recommended Reading Unleash the Swarm of Small Scale Development e-book:
Our Self Imposed Scarcity of Nice Places
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
Seth Zeren's appearance on the Strong Towns podcast
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
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