Strong Towns: The Book

Announcing the first book by Strong Towns President Charles L. Marohn, Jr.

Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity by Charles L. Marohn, Jr.

Coming October 1st, 2019


Strong Towns.: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity is a book of forward-thinking ideas that breaks with modern wisdom to present a new vision of urban development in the United States.

Presenting the foundational ideas of the Strong Towns movement he co-founded, Charles Marohn explains why cities of all sizes continue to struggle to meet their basic needs, and reveals the new paradigm that can solve this longstanding problem. Inside, you’ll learn:

  • why inducing growth and development has been the conventional response to urban financial struggles—and why it just doesn’t work.

  • why new development and high-risk investing don’t generate enough wealth to support themselves, and cities continue to struggle.

  • how cities large and small can focus on bottom-up investments to minimize risk and maximize their ability to strengthen the community financially and improve citizens’ quality of life.

Preorder today and email proof of purchase to to get exclusive, behind-the-scenes material from the author, including:

  • A “lost chapter,” featuring never-bef0re-seen insights on how the Strong Towns approach can impact your town’s economic development—and what that has to do with a humble donut shop.

  • A sneak peek of the book that takes you inside Strong Towns: A Bottom Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity, featuring chapter-by-chapter commentary and quotes from the text.

  • A companion reading list, featuring insights and commentary from Charles L. Marohn, Jr. (to be delivered upon publication of the book).

  • An exclusive invitation to a digital book club where you can talk through the Strong Towns book with Strong Citizens from around the world.

  • …And more surprises to be announced.

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The Strong America Tour

To celebrate the release of Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity, Charles L. Marohn Jr. is embarking on a national tour to select communities across North America throughout the fall of 2019.

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Towns selected for the Strong America Tour will:

  • Be the first to experience the brand new Strong America presentation, delivered live by Strong Towns President Charles L. Marohn. All presentations are followed by a book signing.

  • Receive a limited number of complimentary copies of Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity for members of the hosting organization.

  • Have their community featured in the forthcoming Strong America e-book, which will document the Strong America tour (to be released after the tour’s conclusion).

  • Be the first receive the Strong America e-book.

  • Have their community featured in other Strong Towns content and on Strong Towns social media feeds, which reach an an international audience of millions of readers annually.

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