Welcome to Strong Towns

The Strong Towns approach is a fundamental rethinking of how we work together to build lasting wealth and prosperity within our communities.  Strong Towns began in 2008 as a blog by Charles Marohn. Today, it is a national media nonprofit publishing award-winning daily articles by dozens of contributors, hosting events across the continent and sharing weekly podcasts.

Strong Towns is making an impact all over the country. Read our Success Stories.

Let's Get Started

We invite you to explore our content, as well as participate in the Strong Towns conversation with hundreds of members and readers on our discussion forum.  If you are someone who wants to start at the beginning, our archive goes back to those early ideas in 2008.

For everyone else, we've pulled out the most important posts below. Scroll through to get a feel for what we are about:


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Watch our Founder in Action

We don’t lack growth. America has had decades of the most robust growth in human history. What we lack is productive growth; growth that builds wealth within our communities. Our development pattern does not build wealth. It destroys it.
— Charles Marohn, Founder of Strong Towns

What's next?

Thanks for being here. If you're enthused about the Strong Towns message, we have many ways for you to be a part of this movement:

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  4. Sign up to volunteer.