The Global Grid bills itself as "the preeminent destination for urbanist news from locals" and, at the end of each year, they roll out a series of rankings for planning, architecture, and engineering websites. This year, Strong Towns was included in the Top 20 Planning Websites of 2016.
As the website explains, "This year’s list is diverse and reflects the broad appeal and influence of urban planning not only among professionals, but also the public at-large. Like previous years, we used Alexa Analytics to rank the websites in this list and have chosen platforms dedicated exclusively to urban and city planning."
Strong Towns ranked 12th this year (up from 16th last year). Thanks to Global Grid for putting us on the 2016 list.