Searching for the perfect holiday gift for that hard-to-shop-for friend or family member? Strong Towns has you covered! Our new book, Thoughts on Building Strong Towns, Volume II makes a great gift. Whether you give it to someone who's fascinated with transportation and planning, or someone who's never heard the term "stroad," we think they'll find something to learn here. Even if they're not a big reader; the book's essay format makes it an easy piece to jump into.
Thoughts on Building Strong Towns, 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.
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- Purchase from Createspace (highest royalties for Strong Towns)
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And, while it's not a necessary in order to enjoy Volume II, a copy of Thoughts on Building Strong Towns, Volume I would also make a great addition to the gift box, for the reader who really wants to dive into the Strong Towns message.
Rachel Quednau interviews Gracen Johnson about making the hard decision to move to a new town, plus her work with the Incremental Development Alliance and her philosophy that "love will save this place."
Nate Hood chats with Chuck Marohn about pedestrian safety efforts—the good, the bad and the ugly—in his hometown of St. Paul, MN.
A strong town is built with a thousand competing ideas instead of one master vision.
In this special edition of the Strong Towns podcast, we bring you a short interview with Andrew Price, a Strong Towns contributor who wrote two essays for our new book, Thoughts on Building Strong Towns, Volume II.
In this special edition of the Strong Towns podcast, we bring you a short interview with Daniel Herriges, a Strong Towns contributor who wrote an essay for our new book, Thoughts on Building Strong Towns, Volume II.
If it "doesn't make sense" for the people that live along a dead end road to pick up the cost of maintaining it, what does make sense?
We just announced the release of our new book, Thoughts on Building Strong Towns, Volume II. Today we're sharing an excerpt from that book, a foreword by Michael McGinn, former mayor of Seattle.
And there's another, even simpler way to support Strong Towns this holiday season: