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The Strong Towns Podcast

The Strong Towns Podcast

The Strong Towns Podcast

153 podcast episodes


We advocate for a model of development that allows our cities, towns and neighborhoods to grow financially strong and resilient.

Episodes1 - 10 of 153 episodes


Bad Benches (and Other Park Problems)

This week on the Strong Towns podcast, Chuck makes a confession about something he did ...

56 minutes
Aug 02, 2021

Fighting an Urban Highway Expansion in Shreveport

For more than four years, Strong Towns has been telling the story of the so-called I-49...

60 minutes
Jul 26, 2021

Johnny Sanphillippo: The Trajectory of Suburbia

You've read Granola Shotgun. You've seen Johnny Sanphillippo on our website (including ...

59 minutes
Jul 19, 2021

Pete Davis: The Case for Commitment in an Age of “Infinite Browsing”

We hear it all the time: “Keep your options open.” It’s the philosophy that shapes much...

53 minutes
Jul 12, 2021

Here's How Cities Undermine Their Own Competitiveness

The traditional development pattern of towns and cities evolved with humans, the same w...

51 minutes
Jul 06, 2021

Expertise Is Not Absolute

How far should we go in trusting experts? That's the question that Strong Towns Preside...

53 minutes
Jun 21, 2021

Jason Slaughter: The Goal Isn't to Build a Cycling City

Jason Slaughter is the creator of Not Just Bikes, a fast-growing YouTube channel about ...

64 minutes
Jun 07, 2021

Listen to the Briefing About the Strong Towns Lawsuit

Last week, we announced that Strong Towns has filed a lawsuit against the Minnesota Boa...

41 minutes
Jun 01, 2021

Strong Towns Has Filed a Lawsuit Against the Minnesota Board of Engineering Licensure in Federal District Court

A small group of professional engineers are using the licensing process to stifle calls...

60 minutes
May 24, 2021

Ann Sussman and Justin Hollander: Architecture and the Unconscious Mind

How much conscious thought goes into our reactions to a place? It might be less than yo...

56 minutes
May 03, 2021