There’s no right way to discuss what Strong Towns does, and we can’t wait to hear about your unique conversation. Here are a few suggestions to help your group run smoothly and effectively, and to keep it fun over time.
Start a Project
The best way to engage the group and keep the momentum going is to start a project together. Here are a few projects you could consider:
- Identify a few tactical urbanism projects that could work for your community, vote on them in the group, and go out and do them.
- Identify a key area in your city and learn how to do a value-per-acre analysis on it together to show which kinds of development are most productive for your town. Share the info with your local decision makers.
- Start a group blog where you write about how Strong Towns might work for your town. If you write a piece that you think would speak to our national audience, don’t forget to share it with us.
Host a Discussion
Discussions get the community involved and are an excellent opportunity to flesh out ideas. Here are a few discussions you could consider:
- Share one or more of our webcasts, or one of our Curbside Chat videos, and lead a discussion on what it means for your town. In-person groups can even break out the popcorn and host a screening.
- Host a political action campaign night (or an ongoing digital campaign) for a development project, bill, or other action that expresses the Strong Towns priorities. Be sure to keep it non-partisan and approachable to folks of all political persuasions.