It's the Little Things
By Strong Towns
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Want to better your community but don’t know where to start? Enter It’s the Little Things: a weekly Strong Towns podcast that gives you the wisdom and encouragement you need to take the small yet powerful actions that can make your city or town stronger.
||CleanDeciding What to Do First||Jenna Jarvis – environmental engineer out of St. Louis, Strong Towns member, and winner of our Why I Joined Strong Towns fall member drive contest – discusses how to navigate your neighborhood-boosting ideas and decide what to do first, including||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStarting a Successful Pop-up Shop||Caroline Dobbins Hurteau—staff member at the Albion Reinvestment Corporation—shares how you can start a successful pop-up shop, including how to pitch the idea to your downtown organizations, how to find merchants, and, most important, how to make i||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpreading the Strong Towns Message Locally||Jordan Deffenbaugh — primary organizer of Local Conversation Strong Towns Sioux Falls — shares how you can spread the Strong Towns message locally, including how to spread the vision among your neighbors, how to give your neighbors a sense of owner||1/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGetting Ideas for Making Your Neighborhood Stronger||Strong Towns's own Chuck Marohn shares how you can get ideas to make your neighborhood stronger, including how both the concerned citizen and the public official can act on ideas, how to share them with your tribe, and how to take the next incremental||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuilding an Accessory Dwelling Unit||Caitlin Bigelow – founder of Maxable Space – discusses how you can build an accessory dwelling unit, including how to check the required zoning, encourage your peers that ADUs are strong way to strengthen your neighborhood, and how to discover the b||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoosting Historic Business Districts with Gamification||Darren Smith - co-founder, President, and CEO of Traipse, a gamification platform for historic business districts - shares how you can boost your historic business district with gamification, including how to use gamification to boost tourism, get more||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStarting a Bike Advocacy Group||Aubrey Byron – Staff Writer at Strong Towns and President of the Monthly Cycle, a St.Louis-based bike advocacy group – shares how you can start your own bike advocacy group, including how to act on the idea, spread the message, and have an impact on||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProviding Healthy Food in Our Urban Neighborhoods||Breanna Hawkins – Policy Director at the Los Angeles Food Policy Council – discusses how you can provide healthy food in our urban neighborhoods, including how to recognize food deserts, encourage existing establishments to carry produce, and grow y||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrowdfunding Your Ideas||Bill Huston – co-founder of Our Crowd Rocks and top crowdfunding consultant according to Inc. Magazine – discusses how you can build a crowd to get funding for your big ideas, including how to find your crowd, share your message, and get people behi||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDocumenting Your City||Alissa Walker – urbanism editor at Curbed – discusses how you can create change by documenting your city, including how to find your voice, choose your platform, and get people behind your ideas.||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInnovating in Local Government||Nick Kittle – author of the book Sustainovation: Building Sustainable Innovation in Government, One Wildy Creative Idea at a Time – shares how local governments can begin innovating to create meaninful change||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStarting a Neighborhood Association||Get the wisdom and encouragement you need to start a successful neighborhood association – including how to motivate people to join and make real change in your neighborhood – from Denton Main Street Association President Glen Farris.||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLoving Where You Live||Melody Warnick – author of the book This is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are – discusses why Americans move so much, how to take small yet powerful steps to feel attached to your community, and, most important, how to love where you l||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRunning for City Council||Learn the essential information you need to run for city council – including how to run a successful campaign and get people behind your ideas – from former six-year Denton city councilperson Kevin Roden.||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Run For Something
Listened to the first episode and already love this. We all think nationally - but we live locally. That could mean serving on a town commission (sidewalk review panel or whatever) or serve as a town commissioner. Great podcast. Lively atmosphere.