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Success Stories

Share your own success stories or get inspired from stories of other Strong Citizens implementing Strong Towns principles in their own communities. 

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Street Trees!

Our block in Cabbagetown, Atlanta has become an important North/South thoroughfare for cars. We're seeing more volume -- and more speeding cars -- at the same time as our neighborhood welcomes more pedestrians, including toddlers. And our sidewalk has almost no curb...cars routinely drive onto it as if it's part of the road. Inspired by Strong Towns, neighbors came together and lobbied Trees Atlanta to line our sidewalk with Trident Maples. The trees are young now, but will provide protection to pedestrians (along with beauty, shade and storm water absorption) for years to come. Thank you for activating us, Strong... (More)

Programs that encourage underrepresented groups to invest in their communities

My goal is to collaborate with policy and industry leaders to develop programs and incentives that will increase the opportunity for underrepresented residents to purchase properties, homes, or start businesses. Most importantly, market industry leaders to invest in community programs, such as cultural events, career mentor programs that will work with underrepresented talent, and career pathway programs for youth. 

Does any professionals have any stories on any successes that their cities accomplished in these types of programs? 

Guerrilla Gardening: How this Strong Towns Group Took an Incremental Approach to Creating a Park

Learn how Stronger Denton—a Denton-based, Strong Towns Local Conversation—took an incremental approach to invest in a park in downtown Denton.

Read the post: https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2019/6/26/an-incremental-approach-to-creating-a-public-space

Incremental Development: Your Community’s Tool for Local Prosperity (Webcast)

Across the continent, small-scale developers are investing in local housing and businesses in order to build up the economic prosperity of their towns. They are rehabbing broken-down homes, revitalizing neglected downtown and reshaping the future of their communities.

Throughout this webcast, hosted by Gracen Johnson, you’ll be introduced to developers doing great work all over the continent, from Texas to Ontario including Brian Burnett, Sarah Cipkar, Kyle Gulau, Joel Dixon, Bernice Radle and Monte Anderson.

You can earn 1.5 AICP credits by completing this on-demand video. Be sure to watch the full video, contribute to the discussion on this page,... (More)