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Norm Van Eeden Petersman

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  • Help: Understanding how water limits housing development in Michigan

    Sam from Michigan posted a great question in the Strong Towns Slack I could really use some advice. I'm trying to calculate how many acres of land can be developed into housing, but to do that, I ...

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  • What's the ST approach to RV parks?

    Silverton, Oregon question: Have we ever published anything about a Strong Towns take on RV parks? There’s a big controversy in our town right now about a proposed RV park, and two people last week...

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  • Financing Options for Tiny Homes

    Bruce asks: I'm trying to understand the common methods of financing tiny homes. What are the options? ---- This is a little bit outside of our scope so I asked the question of CoPilot, the Microso...

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  • Changing one way streets to two way?

    Member question: Richard C. Any advice on getting the city (especially city council) to consider turning one-way roads to two-way?  It seems like low hanging fruit for safety, speed, and livability...

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  • Should taxis be considered public transit?

    Member Question from Steinbach, Manitoba's Chris Krahn:  We've recently seen a surge of taxi companies start operating in my city when there were none just a few years ago. These taxis are the only...

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  • Doglegs on streets to #slowthecars

    Member submitted question:Can you help me with resources to address the crazy, wasteful McGilchrist project in my town of Salem, Oregon. I am the leader of our local conversation group and we are t...

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  • Finding info about tax assessments

    "Norm, you mentioned looking up tax assessments and doing the math on our downtown vs outlying areas. Is there a good "how-to" resource for doing this? I looked on our town website and couldn't fin...

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  • How do cities ensure a good return on infrastructure investments?

    Reader question in the Facebook group:  I'm looking for an article, I think I read it in ST.  The concept was that a city is like an investment portfolio and the planning department needs to manage...

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  • How can I 'fix' a road-widening project to have more non-automotive transportation options?

    A member from Green Bay, WI writes:  Hey Strong Town Friends! I need some help, My town is looking to redo a major North South Street and the plans include adding a bike lane.   Right now the commu...

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  • Help with info about land banks and land trusts

    Member Submitted Question:  I am doing research for the Kingston Housing task force and I wondered if you know of strong town's folks who have experience with the subject that I can interview ? 

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