Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

4.9 out of 5 stars 132 ratings
Flip to back Flip to front
Audible Sample Playing... Paused   You are listening to a sample of the Audible narration for this Kindle book.
Learn more
ISBN-13: 978-1119564812
ISBN-10: 1119564816
Why is ISBN important?
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Kindle App Ad
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
eBook features:
  • Highlight, take notes, and search in the book
  • In this edition, page numbers are just like the physical edition
  • Length: 243 pages
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Page Flip: Enabled
  • Audible book:
    Audible book
    Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible book with Whispersync for Voice. Add the Audible book for a reduced price of $7.49 when you buy the Kindle book.
Sold by: Services LLC
Digital List Price: $25.00

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Buy for others

Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group.Learn more

Buying and sending eBooks to others

Select quantity
Buy and send eBooks
Recipients can read on any device

Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time.  Learn more

These ebooks can only be redeemed by recipients in the US. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold.

This item has a maximum order quantity limit.

Amazon Book Review | Discover your next great read
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Amazon Business : For business-only pricing, quantity discounts and FREE Shipping. Register a free business account

From the Publisher

Editorial Reviews

From the Inside Flap


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
  • The power of "little bets" to strengthen communities and improve the lives of citizens
  • How humble public engagement can create amazing insights
  • The surprising ways that strong neighborhoods make us better people

This book lays out a new paradigm that not only promises to address the long-standing problems facing America's city leaders, but also offers unexpected insights into what it means to be human. Thoughtful, practical, quietly passionate, and at times poignant, Strong Towns is a must-read for anyone who cares deeply about creating places where people want to live. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

From the Back Cover


"Sometimes, in our depleted and cynical times, one hears 'Well then, what is your genius plan? ' Here it is, finally, with extraordinary force and clarity: a genius plan."
―ANDRES DUANY, author of Suburban Nation and founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism

"Rebuilding our cities, towns, suburbs, and communities won't be easy. But Marohn shows us a way to a better future, driven bottom-up by our many and varied strong towns. Marohn has written the playbook for rebuilding our communities. A must-read for mayors, city builders, urbanists, and all of us who want to live in and create stronger, more vibrant, and inclusive places."
―RICHARD FLORIDA, author of The Rise of the Creative Class, The Great Reset, and The New Urban Crisis

"Charles Marohn brings the same incisive creativity to Strong Towns that citizens and city leaders alike must bring to their communities."
―JANETTE SADIK-KHAN, Bloomberg Associates, former NYC Transportation Commissioner, author of Street Fight

"Charles's genuine passion, his spot-on observations, and clear insights make the case as to why we need a bottom-up revolution to rebuild American prosperity that will compel us to rethink how to make places more livable, sustainable, and prosperous."
―MITCHELL J. SILVER, past president of the American Planning Association

"Somewhere between Small is Beautiful and Cities and The Wealth of Nations can be found the gem of Strong Towns, our current moment's most cogent, practical, and necessary response to the problem of urban economics."
―JEFF SPECK, author of Walkable City and Walkable City Rules

"A cogent call to rethink our faith in and commitment to unbridled and sprawling growth as the solution to challenges faced by our nation's cities and towns."
―PATRICE FREY, President and CEO of the National Main Street Center --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

Product details

  • Print Length : 243 pages
  • Publication Date : September 25, 2019
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • File Size : 1248 KB
  • Language: : English
  • Publisher : Wiley; 1st Edition (September 25, 2019)
  • ASIN : B07YGC4K4V
  • Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.9 out of 5 stars 132 ratings