Restoring Residential Density

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DaveKCMO wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 10:17 pm
normalthings wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 10:00 pm
Matt Staub is another candidate who is behind the same sort of proposals as StrongTowns.
Do you mean Eric Bunch? Staub isn't running this cycle.
Yes.

I do remember seeing Staub at the Strong Towns events as well.

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normalthings wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 10:00 pm
You are essentially advocating for them to take a few StrongTowns lectures.

Strong Towns presented to local chambers and politicians last year. Mayor Alvey of KCK was a big fan. Surprisingly, Mayor James was not into it at all.

Justus is generally in line with a lot of what Strong Town proposes(neighborhood investment, complete streets, slowing traffic, transit options). Matt Staub is another candidate who is behind the same sort of proposals as StrongTowns.
I certainly think a large city mayor not be willing to learn this stuff is dereliction of duty. At least, not taking it seriously.

I read Strong Towns articles, and I'm just a citizen.

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staub was the one with the great video after the kander/justus announcements round 1, right? did he have an opportunity to get back in after kander withdrew or had the deadline passed?

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wahoowa wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:39 am
staub was the one with the great video after the kander/justus announcements round 1, right? did he have an opportunity to get back in after kander withdrew or had the deadline passed?
He had an opportunity, and declined.

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Today, at 319 square miles, Kansas City is nearly four times as large as it was in 1950, and most of that new land is outfitted with infrastructure. Yet the city’s population has hardly changed.

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We're over 500K now! LOL

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