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  • Strong Towns Staff commented,

    tel jensen This is a really interesting question. If you don't mind I'm going to repost this question in the Strong Towns Facebook group to see if folks there have any insights. It's also a questio...

  • Strong Towns Staff commented,

    Sarah, This is John Pattison, the community builder for Strong Towns. I'm going to make sure me colleagues have seen this post. I don't understand why this would be -- why being self-insured makes ...

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    Official comment

    Thanks for posting this, Gregory S. I'm going to post this in the Strong Towns Facebook group. We as an organization don't have a list of preferred city managers, but perhaps there might be some ST...

  • Strong Towns Staff created an article,

    Unleash the Swarm: Reviving Small-Scale Development in America’s Cities

    Unleash the Swarm: Reviving Small-Scale Development in America’s Cities explores what it would take to revive small-scale development as a force significant enough to shape and grow our cities. Not...

  • Strong Towns Staff created an article,

    The American Alley: A Hidden Resource

    This four-part series, which culminated in the ebook below, explores American alleyways as promising sites for incremental infill development. The American Alley, Part 1: A Hidden Resource Overloo...

  • Strong Towns Staff created an article,

    Parks & Public Spaces, Case Studies & Examples

    Bad Benches (and Other Park Problems) Some misguided attempts to enhance the local park in Brainerd, MN, has actually made it a worse place to be. Guerrilla Gardening: How this Strong Towns Group ...

  • Strong Towns Staff created an article,

    Parks & Public Spaces, Top Content

    Delight Per Acre The same design principles behind Japanese gardens can make the building of resilient and financially strong places into a joy, rather than a burden. In Defense of Public Spaces ...

  • Strong Towns Staff created an article,

    Street Trees, Core Insights

    The humble street tree. Don't underestimate the myriad benefits they offer to your community. While most people probably see them as a nice but unnecessary neighborhood feature, street trees can of...

  • Strong Towns Staff created an article,

    Street Trees, Case Studies & Examples

    The Antidote to Powerlessness? Try Planting Street Trees. Discover how this Strong Towns member overcame her feeling of powerless to address an overwhelming struggle in her neighborhood. When "Ea...

  • Strong Towns Staff created an article,

    Street Trees, Top Content

    The Magic of Tree-Lined Streets Whether you care about the environment, property values, public health, or your city’s bottom line, you can make your town stronger by planting trees. When "Easy to...