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John Pattison

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  • End Highway Expansion - Top Content

    "Just Say No" If you want to be a Strong Town, your community must redirect its energy to things that will make it financially better off and more prosperous. "#NoNewRoads Gains Traction in DC" Unt...

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  • Walkability - Case Studies and Examples

    "How the Modest Walk Can Connect You to Your Community" (Podcast) In this episode of our podcastIt’s the Little Things,Jacob chats with Dustin Ratcliff—founding member of Walk2Connect—about how you...

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  • Homelessness - Top Content

    "A Resilient, Long-Term Approach to Addressing Homelessness" What would an incremental, fiscally responsible, and local approach to solving homelessness look like? "A Strong Towns Response to Homel...

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  • Transparent Local Accounting - Top Content

    "The Real Reason Your City has No Money" Want to understand why our cities are going broke? This essay and accompanying graphic showing value per acre in the city of Lafayette, Louisiana, tells the...

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  • Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) - Case Studies and Examples

    "Accessory Dwelling Units Rock. But Should States Be Overriding Cities' Laws About Building Them?" (Podcast) Building an accessory apartment is one of the gentlest ways you can increase the housing...

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  • Office Hours Schedule and Intro

    Fridays from 12-1pm CT (February to June, 2024) Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85791465824   Guest Schedule for Current Season (Spring 2024) Date Presenter Topic Mar 1 Tristan B...

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  • I'm interested in writing for Strong Towns. How can I pitch a story?

    ***We're not reviewing any new pitches until April 2024. In the meantime, please consider posting to our Reddit.***   We'd love to include your voice in our content, especially if you've got a uniq...

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  • Shifting the Conversation: Local Reporting from Medicine Hat

    The objective of the Community Action Lab is to shift the conversation in Medicine Hat. This dynamic list of local news stories and reporting provide insight as to how the Strong Towns message is b...

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  • Citizen Taco: A Recipe for Making Action

    Strong Towns Sioux Falls created a monthly event called Citizen Taco. It is a fun, yet incredibly effective, monthly event that nudges neighbors to take action...and serves up some delicious tacos....

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  • Breaking Out of the Resource Trap: An Economic Plan for Resource-Based Communities (E-book)

    Breaking Out of the Resource Trap: An Economic Plan for Resource-Based Communities is the Strong Towns blueprint for economic development. Inside you will learn: How the traditional approach to c...

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