Strong Towns has a unique, powerful and timely message that needs to be heard in every city, every neighborhood and every home in America.
A movement, a message, ready for the next step.
In just three short years we've gone from an obscure blog to a leading center for thought and innovation in land use, economic development and local government. This year alone we've:
- Shared our message in person with thousands of public officials and change advocates in cities across North America through our Curbside Chat program.
- Testified at the Minnnesota Legislature and received a bipartisan positive response.
- Briefed officials from the US Department of Transportation and US Department of Energy in Washington DC.
- Presented our Curbside Chat to legislators across the county at the National Conference of State Legislators in Chicago.
- Lectured at MIT.
- Published over 120 original blog posts that are read by thousands each week, expanded our podcast and started a TV channel on YouTube.
We've field tested our message. Now we need to take it to the next level and help our communities implement a Strong Towns approach.
The upcoming year at Strong Towns is about expanding the reach of our message while putting tools in the hands of those people wanting to make change in their community.
Our plan for 2014 includes:
- A pilot project to demonstrate how a Strong Towns approach can generate high returns for a city with little risk and modest levels of investment.
- Development and release of a model code and model street standards customized for easy adoption by change-oriented local governments.
- A series of infographics to help local advocates share the Strong Towns message.
- Enhancements to the Curbside Chat program to broaden its effectiveness, reach and long-term stickiness.
- Expansions to the Strong Towns Blog, Strong Towns Podcast and SID.tv.
- And more...
We need your support.
More information, including our financial reports, is available on our website at www.StrongTowns.org. If you would like a copy of our Strategic Plan and our 2013 Implementation Plan, please email our Executive Director, Charles Marohn, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep doing what you can to build strong towns.