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Municipal Finance
Municipal Finance

The core of the Strong Towns Movement is to ensure municipalities do the math on all of their investments. Because, too often, we see municipalities fall into the illusion of wealth. Municipalities get the immediate revenue from the investment, sure—but it doesn't cover the long-term maintenance. 

At Strong Towns, we believe cities should shift their focus from the mega-project that require overwhelming use of public infrastructure to small, incremental investments that can positively transform everything about how we live our lives.

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Thank you, Robert. I'm glad you were there and walked away inspired. I think the obvious answer to your question is: yes. I think the easiest way to start is to recognize that all of our content at www.strongtowns.org is... (More)

Hey, John, great to hear from you. This Strong Towns article articulates our take on city/county consolidation well: Consolidation is the Wrong Response11. Let me know what you think. In the meantime, I've shared your post with a few... (More)

Great question, Britta!

My experience with grants is similar to Nate's and, I would expect, most other organizations who have received and administered grants for development projects. We have written financial pro formas for some of our real estate development... (More)

Nate
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Hey Britta,

Our organization is a non-profit that focuses on affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization. We have a pretty good track record securing all types of grants for funding. Our grant writers who are competent don't seem to have any... (More)