Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity
ISBN: 1119564816
EAN13: 9781119564812
Language: English
Publication Date: Oct 1, 2019
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 1" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.468279 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

THE WAY WE BUILD OUR CITIES IS FUNDAMENTALY FLAWED. IT'S TIME FOR A BOTOM-UP REVOLUTION.

America's cities are trapped in a vicious cycle. We can't meet our basic financial needs, yet continue to fund new highways, new megaprojects, and new developments that fail to generate prosperity. Short-term growth may create the illusion of wealth, but it comes at the expense of long-term solvency, creating unpayable future liabilities.

Charles L. Marohn, Jr. wants us to break this cycle with lessons our ancestors learned over thousands of years of trial and error. To create cities that last, we must build incrementally, in small actions at the local level, with a focus on feedback and adaptability. This formula will restore strength and stability to our fragile system. And in his new book, Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity, he breaks with modern practice to present a new vision of urban development that creates organic resilience.

Readers will discover:

  • Why our cities are on the cusp of a long, slow decline, and how to approach the challenge in a rational way
  • Why inducing growth and development has been the conventional response to urban financial struggles--and why it just doesn't work
  • Why old and blighted areas are often more financially productive than shiny new ones
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