Does Strong Towns found or maintain these local groups? Are these your official “chapters”?
No. The groups and conversations on our map are completely initiated and managed by people who want to talk Strong Towns in their community. The Strong Towns organization is committed to helping people connect, but we're too busy sharing our message with as many people as we can reach to have official "chapters." If you'd like to learn more about our organization, you can read this piece on why we don't have local chapters.
If there's already a group in my town, can I start another one?
Sure, but we'd recommend you connect with members of the existing group first to see whether working together might be possible. There's strength in numbers!
My book club/city council/chamber of commerce/other group I belong to really likes Strong Towns, and sometimes we talk about you guys, but not always. Can we be on the map?
No. Groups on this map are primarily defined by and focused on their shared passion for the Strong Towns movement. We’re grateful for your interest, though, and if you'd like to share about how Strong Towns has inspired your group, we'd love to hear about it. (And if you're a business, nonprofit, government body or other formal organization, check out our sponsorship opportunities.)
I'm not ready to start a group in my city, but I’d love to join one if someone else does. How can I receive notifications about new groups in my area?
Join our email list and we'll make sure to update you as soon as a group forms.
My question isn't answered here.
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