The Second-Ring Relationships Our Cities Need More Of

What does a recent transplant from NYC to Waco, Texas, notice? For one thing, the number of people she recognizes and knows as she goes through her day has gone way up. These relationships are known as second-ring relationships, those with people who are not yet friends, but they’re not strangers either. And it’s on the strength of these relationships that communities can measure their potential.

In a place like Minot, where these types of relationships are the standard, we should ask if we’re capitalizing on this strength.

This article was sourced from:

Tiffany Owens, Strong Towns


Josh Wolsky

Developer & Writer @TheMinot Voice, Fan of the Souris River, There's a lot to Savor about Minot. Fortunate to be a 'former' City Council member ;)