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Thoughts on Building Strong Towns, Volume 1 Paperback – August 4, 2012
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Chuck offers a reasoned challenge to the conventional wisdom on issues like transportation, infrastructure spending, and economic development, taking stabs at a few sacred cows along the way; but he's never mean-spirited, always thoughtful, and provides an alternative to the established practices being followed by municipalities today.
If you're concerned about your community and want to make a difference, read this book.
The only other shortcoming I've noticed is something very common among infrastructure-related media; complaints. Lots and lots and lots of complaining without any practical discussion of solutions. Entire sections of the book dedicated to examples of how and why our urban sprawl is leaching resources to sustain itself. But that point is made early on (and pretty well established in common culture anyways) and doesn't need to be constantly reinforced.
I enjoyed his use of diagrams to make his points (pretty pictures!) which are well thought out and intriguing, such as the paradox that unlimited mobility has created so many inefficiencies that travel is slower. If you're interested in the subject, I would recommend this book.
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Charles Marohn makes some great arguments and 'reveals' what practitioners of Planning and City Management have known for quite some time: A false prosperity exists between what we... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great read. Makes a person rethink what elements are truly needed to have a successful city.Published 15 months ago by Christopher D Borey
As a professional engineer and traffic engineer this is a must read for those who want to make your city better. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Phillip Soares
It was a great book. Disneyland site no way the America builds upPublished on July 18, 2014 by Tdoggs
When Chuck Marohn speaks, I listen. Brilliant analysis on the "fuzzy" economics of Town Planning. Recipe on how to create Strong Towns. Read morePublished on March 9, 2014 by Richard May
Highly relevant to many of the issues facing American cities today. Unlike a normal book, this book is split into many small self-contained articles, but this makes it very easy to... Read morePublished on September 10, 2013 by Andrew
this book is a collection of blog posts, so beware, it reads like a blog. that said, i have really enjoyed this refreshing perspective from a conservative mind on how to... Read morePublished on March 24, 2013 by jenilee4843
Finally, a fiscal argument has been published to support traditional town planning. Mr. Marohn has brilliantly composed a series of papers into this wonderful book. Read morePublished on January 3, 2013 by Restless Urbanist
This work features a thorough discussion of the issues which obstruct or are involved in the creation or denigration of towns and cities, particularly with respect to... Read morePublished on November 4, 2012 by Granduca