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. We need a development pattern that creates wealth, not destroys it.
— Charles Marohn, Founder of Strong Towns

Success is about way more than growth.

Our cities are struggling financially, but we don't have to accept decline as inevitable. There are things we can do today -- right now, even with our tight budgets -- to improve their financial health.

And in the process, we can make our cities, towns and neighborhoods better places to live, communities that give people more options for success, a higher quality of life and the capacity to serve each other as neighbors.

When you run out of money, you are forced to think differently. Thinking differently is the starting point for building a strong town.

Curbside Chat

Curbside Chat

Curbside Chat

The story that started it all, the Curbside Chat explains why America's cities are going broke despite following all the rules.

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Neighborhoods First

Neighborhoods First

Neighborhoods First

Small, incremental projects are not only the highest returning investments a city can make, they are a direct way to improve people's lives.

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Transportation in the Next American City

Transportation in the Next American City

Transportation in the Next American City

Updating America's approach to transportation in difficult economic times.

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