Local Conversations are groups of Strong Towns advocates and members who live in the same place, like a city or particular neighborhood, and meet to discuss how Strong Towns principles can make their place stronger.
Since we started Local Conversations in early 2018, our readers and members have created over 85 groups across the world. (You can see the complete map of all Local Conversations here.)
We believe Local Conversations are one of the most important elements of the Strong Towns Movement. And here’s why: At Strong Towns, we know you—not our staff—best understand your place and the areas in which it struggles.
You know the proposed road projects that could bankrupt future generations, the zoning code that pushes development to the edge of town, and the neighborhoods severely lacking in public investment. You—the citizen in the neighborhood observing where people struggle—know how to build a strong town.
And, at Strong Towns, we can help you transform those observations into neighborhood-boosting action by: