Reads: Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity
Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity” by Charles L. Marohn Jr. is a thought-provoking book that challenges traditional notions of urban development and highlights the flaws in our current approach to building cities and towns. Marohn argues that our current model of development, which prioritizes large-scale projects and investments in infrastructure, is not sustainable in the long term. He advocates for a “bottom-up” approach that emphasizes incremental, small-scale development and investment in existing communities.
The author does take a brief, and unnecessary indulgence into false equivalence (attempting to justify right wing extremism) and libertarianism but these are isolated and easily discarded fallacies. These flaws aside , “Strong Towns” is a must-read for anyone interested in urban planning, community development, or the future of our cities and towns. It offers a compelling vision for a more sustainable and resilient future and provides practical advice for how we can get there.