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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It’s Member Week here at Strong Towns, and something our president, Chuck Marohn, shared on Monday is that Strong Towns members are some of the most civically engaged people we know.  In a recent surv...
November 19, 2020
Chris Harris-Wimsatt went through a lot of hardship in his childhood. He went on to become an Air Force officer, an ROTC educator and worked for several major companies. He’s also a foster and adoptiv...
November 12, 2020
Chelsea Lawson is a Strong Towns member who’s putting her data-oriented mind to work to make her city and other cities stronger. Lawson has worked in both local government and private consulting, help...
November 5, 2020
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 strongtowns.org/survey 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

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