Strong Towns and Big Cities || Office Hours || Chuck Marohn

Norm Van Eeden Petersman
Norm Van Eeden Petersman
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00:00 Introduction

00:54 Does the Strong Towns approach apply to communities of all different sizes?

05:00 Is my town "to far gone" for the Strong Towns Approach?

10:11 How the fates of cities and rural communities are intertwined

14:02 The rise of working from home and how it changes cities

18:18 How do I convince my city to support more small scale developers?

21:40 Thoughts on the Houston Approach and taking the next smallest step

28:24 For local advocates who aren't professional planners, how can they find people who can help them interpret the municipal code?

25:38 How should the street road interface be designed?

40:49 Where should local advocates even begin to create stronger streetscapes?

48:00 How to navigate the Strong Towns approach when it's not the only movement in town?

52:01 Does anyone on the Strong Towns staff play "devil's advocate" and challenge Strong Towns ideas?


Recommended Reading

Conversations with an Engineer 

How to Talk to a NIMBY 

"A High School Education and an Hour of Your Time" 


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.


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