Take a ride on the Strong Towns Local-Motive for a tour of 10 exciting one-hour sessions that will equip you with the tools you need to take action and make your community more economically resilient. From choosing your next bike lane battle, to building a strong local food system, to clearing the way for incremental developers in your city—each of the 10 tour stops provides participants with the tools and inspiration they need to get started building strong towns right now!

Each online session on the tour will feature:

  • An engaging presentation on a specific topic, led by a Strong Towns team member, including concrete ideas and advice for making your town stronger,
  • An in-depth conversation with a special guest who has extensive experience taking action in this field,
  • A selection of resources and "action guides" to further your understanding of these topics in a concise, easily-shareable format

The 2021 Local-Motive Tour moves beyond the theoretical to give local leaders immediate steps they can take to make their places financially strong and prosperous. These sessions will be accessible to a broad audience, but of particular value to elected officials and city staff, urban planners, engineers and citizen activists.

Each tour stop qualifies as 1 Continuing Education / Certification Maintenance (CM) Credit, certified through the AICP.

There are two ways to access the tour archive

  1. Round Trip Ticket
  2. This ticket, available above, entitles you to an all-access pass to each of the eight main sessions, plus two bonus sessions, to watch at your leisure!
  3. Individual Stop Ticket
  4. Just interested in a couple topics? Grab a ticket below to whichever of the eight sessions interests you.


The Local-Motive Tour is possible thanks to our sponsors below.