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Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity

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Matthew Boston

7 Hours 27 Minutes


November 2019

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Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Build American Prosperity is a book of forward-thinking ideas that breaks with modern wisdom to present a new vision of urban development in the United States. Presenting the foundational ideas of the Strong Towns movement he cofounded, Charles Marohn explains why cities of all sizes continue to struggle to meet their basic needs, and reveals the new paradigm that can solve this longstanding problem.

You'll learn why inducing growth and development has been the conventional response to urban financial struggles-and why it just doesn't work. New development and high-risk investing don't generate enough wealth to support itself, and cities continue to struggle. Listen to this book to find out how cities large and small can focus on bottom-up investments to minimize risk and maximize their ability to strengthen the community financially and improve citizens' quality of life.

Strong Towns acknowledges that there is a problem with the American approach to growth and shows community leaders a new way forward. The Strong Towns response is a revolution in how we assemble the places we live.

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    Very insightful. A must read for citi planning enthusiasts.

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  • Katie L.

    Great analysis of the current situation that our cities are facing and some proposed ideas on how to make necessary changes toward a more sustainable and healthier form of city planning.

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