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Strong Towns Podcast

By Strong Towns

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Description

For decades we have avoided a difficult truth: Our pattern of development – the very way we build our towns and neighborhoods – costs more to maintain than it generates in return. We’ve masked this reality by inducing more growth through transfer payments between governments, reactionary transportation spending, debt and a Ponzi scheme of local government incentives. Our ability to use these mechanisms of growth is waning. Our cities and states now face a financial crisis of tremendous proportions. We can cut spending and we can raise taxes, but we will not be on a path to sustained prosperity unless we are willing to reform our approach to growth. Strong Towns is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization focused on the root of these systemic problems: our land use patterns—the way we have designed our towns and neighborhoods.

Customer Reviews

Great podcast

I highly recommend the Strong Towns Podcast for any urban planner, developer, city councilor, planning commissioner or anyone just interest in the strength and vitality of our American places.

great insights into making your community stronger

History lessons, trends, opinion, analysis -- Strong Towns offers a tremendous amount of information in plain, everyday language.

Worth a listen!

I stumbled on the Strong Towns Blog/podcast a few months ago, and I'm so glad I did. Chuck has a very interesting view that blends new urbanism with fiscal discipline for towns and small communities (and cities for that matter). His message will challenge your beliefs about our built environment, but don't be surprised if your view of the future is changed. In my opinion, a change for the better.

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  • Category: Non-Profit
  • Language: English

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