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Jacob Marley and the Ghost of Parking Past

Empty parking lot (Source: Strong Towns)
Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving which signals the official beginning of the Christmas shopping season. This general consumer feeding frenzy is responsible for the largest single chunk of many retailers’ sales and profits for the entire year. Even if parking is considered excessive every other day of the year, there must be enough parking to accommodate this particular peak in demand, right? Strong Towns’ Black Friday Parking event is about smashing that premise. Read more... Read more

Strong Infrastructure Contest

A redesigned street is safer and more economically productive in Lancaster, CA (Credit: Strong Towns)
Strong Towns invites you to nominate an infrastructure project from your town (or a town you’re familiar with) that exemplifies Strong Towns principles including: local decision-making and public input; bottom-up rather than top-down action; project design that’s built to adapt or change incrementally; utilizing existing resources, land and infrastructure instead of building from scratch; and true return on investment. Submissions due September 30. Learn more and nominate a project... Read more