The Bottom Up Revolution

This podcast features stories of the Strong Towns movement in action. Hosted by Rachel Quednau, it’s all about how regular people have stepped up to make their communities more economically resilient, and how others can implement these ideas in their own places. We’ll talk about taking concrete action steps, connecting with fellow advocates to build power, and surviving the bumps along the way—all in the pursuit of creating stronger towns.

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In this week’s episode, we hear from two dedicated Strong Towns advocates who are working with their neighbors to fight a highway project in their city of Erie, Pennsylvania.   Adam Trott is a Strong ...
October 29, 2020
In this week’s episode, we hear from Alexander Hagler, an entrepreneur and urban gardener based in Milwaukee, WI. Recognizing that his community in the Riverwest and Harambee neighborhoods of Milwauke...
October 22, 2020
Welcome! Here's a little sample of what's in store for our new podcast, The Bottom-Up Revolution. We've taken the focus of our old podcast, It's the Little Things, and adjusted it based on your feedba...
October 12, 2020
We'd be deeply grateful for your feedback on this podcast—what sort of episodes you like best, how you access the show, etc.   Fill out our survey at and you can be entered in a...
July 30, 2020
Strong Towns member Karl Fundenberger reflects on the ten years since he joined Topeka’s bike community and shares how the Strong Towns movement has influenced his advocacy.
May 19, 2020
As we witness the fragility of centralized food systems amid Covid-19, this LA-based nonprofit has demonstrated how local food systems integrated in their communities have responded to meet the needs ...
April 30, 2020
Learn how Strong Towns member and Louisville resident Shawn Reilly and his neighbors used a "vision block" to find the small bets in their neighborhood.
April 23, 2020
David Gorski—founder at Plan Together Community Map Platform—shares the inspiration behind Plan Together and how you can use it to make your own community stronger. 
April 16, 2020
In response to the coronavirus, have you or someone from your community helped a neighbor or group in need? Share it with the Strong Towns Community:
March 17, 2020
Fernando Peralta Berrios—president at the Las Familias de Rosemont neighborhood association in Fort Worth, Texas—discusses how he and his neighbors have partnered with the City of Fort Worth to guide ...
March 5, 2020

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