Today we announce the release of our next book, Thoughts on Building Strong Towns, Volume 2.

When the first volume of Thoughts on Building Strong Towns was published in 2011, Strong Towns was a fledgling nonprofit. Since then, it has grown into a national media organization with an award-winning website,, and accompanying podcast. Over the last five years, Strong Towns’ member base has grown and its message has spread across the country.

Volume II is a chance to share the top essays published on our website in 2015, reworked and compiled into compelling chapters including, “Can you be an engineer and speak out for reform?” “Dealing with Congestion,” and “My Car Pays Cheaper Rent Than Me.” Also included are sections on Strong Towns’ ongoing campaigns, #NoNewRoads and #SlowtheCars. The book features writing from Strong Towns’ president, Charles Marohn, as well as several Strong Towns contributors.

Special Offer: This week only, anyone who signs up to become a member of Strong Towns will receive an autographed copy of Thoughts on Building Strong Towns, Volume 2. Existing members, please check your email from last week for your free digital copy.

Find the new book, plus our 3 other books on our Publications page.