Five Gifts For the Strong Towns Advocate in Your Life (or Just For Yourself)
Looking for the perfect present for that person in your life who’s obsessed with making your city stronger? Or, let’s be real: are you just looking for something good to read or watch as you settle into a holiday vacation?
Today, Upzoned host Kea Wilson brings you a solo, all-Downzone episode featuring her five favorite Strong Towns-adjacent reads (and one favorite watch) of the year. From the short works of Jane Jacobs to a nonfiction epic about Americans who live out of their cars and beyond, this list runs the gamut—and we hope you leave your recs in the comments, too.
How America's Highway Funding System is Like Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (and No, That's Not A Good Thing)
Prototyping the City
What the Left Gets Wrong About Public Transportation
How Do You Solve a Problem Like North St. Louis? Stop Erasing It, for One.
Meet the Pro Sports Stadium That Won't Make Your City Go Broke
What Burning Man Can Teach You About Making Your City Financially Stronger (Yes, Really)
Are Vision Zero Programs Working in Our Cities—and Would They if We Took Them National?
A Left-Wing Wrench and a Right-Wing Hammer
Is Strong Towns Anti-Smart City?
Should We Save The American Mall?
So a Hacker's Holding Your City's Data for Ransom....
Is the End of the Single-Family Neighborhood Near?
The Two Things Your City Needs to Do If You Want to End Blight
Why Our Housing Problems Don't Obey the Laws of Physics
Why does Strong Towns put *so* much emphasis on its members—and why is that so unusual in the nonprofit world?
What Would You Do if You Got a $5,000 Street Repair Bill in the Mail?
How Conservatives and Liberals Define "Fair"—and What It Means For Our Cities' Futures
Cracking Down on Pedestrians Won't Make Streets Safer
No, Revitalizing Rural America Isn't A Lost Cause. But the Way You're Thinking About it Might Be.
Can Any City Really Survive on Locally-Grown Food Alone?
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