Charles Marohn

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  • Parking, Top Content

    "One Line of Your Zoning Code Can Make a World of Difference" Arguably, no city ordinance is more underestimated for its long term impacts than off-street parking requirements.  This article by a p...

  • Local Leader's Toolkit: A Strong Towns Response to the Pandemic (E-book)

    The Local Leader’s Toolkit: A Strong Towns Response to the Pandemic details the next steps local leaders must take to stabilize their communities and put them on a path to recovery, in the wake of ...

  • Local Food, Core Insights

    A strong town is able to sustain itself, with local resources providing the foundation for local prosperity.  A resilient food system that provides for residents’ basic needs ensures that your city...

  • Public Engagement, Core Insights

    For a Strong Town, the goals of public engagement must be to: Understand the priorities, needs, and struggles of the community. Present ideas to the community in a timely and meaningful manner. Re...

  • Incremental Development, Core Insights

    Natural systems develop strength and resiliency through a pattern of incremental growth and adaptation. This is true for a culture growing in a petri dish or a rainforest with its many different fl...

  • Streets, Core Insights

    Chapter Two of Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: The Strong Towns Approach to Transportation defines a street as a platform for building community wealth. This is in contrast to a road, which i...

  • Black Friday Parking

    #BlackFridayParking is a nationwide event, started by Strong Towns, drawing attention to the harmful nature of minimum parking requirements.  Parking minimums create a barrier for new local busines...

  • Big Box Stores, Core Insights

    Big box stores are the logical outcome of a centralized economy and regulatory environment that advantages the kind of efficiency that comes from scale. The outcome is reinforced locally by propert...

  • Parking, Core Insights

    Parking spaces are financially unproductive. Parking costs money to provide yet creates little to no tax base. At best, parking is an overhead cost that should be minimized. At worst, it is idle la...

  • Biking, Core Insights

    For most cities, biking and walking infrastructure is the lowest-risk, highest-returning transportation investment that can be made.  A bike is the cheapest and easiest way to expand the range an i...