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Chapters One and Two
Chapters One and Two

In this section, we invite you to share your thoughts, questions, and observations from chapters one and two of Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity

These chapters discuss how, over many centuries of testing and tinkering, we developed ways of building communities that best supported human flourishing. This was hard-won wisdom, the ever-evolving byproduct of an essentially infinite number of little experiments, developed in times of peace and war, abundance and scarcity, health and pestilence, stagnation and growth.

In addition, we encourage you to participate in several activities that will give you a deeper look into chapters one and two, including: 

Then, join us again to discuss chapter three starting February 1!

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Get people a copy of my book, because that's what I'm trying to communicate. Or just refer them to www.strongtowns.org1 and hopefully we can hook them into the conversation. I'm only half joking -- communicating the tradeoffs is what we're... (More)

Charles MarohnStaff
President of Strong Towns

Is Incremental Growth Possible in 2020?

When I think about Chapter 1 and particularly Chapter 2 -- especially when I have spent a day being inundated by our modern news cycle (which I attempt to avoid) or the horse race of national politics in the digital... (More)

First Floor of Home Transformed into a Restaurant, Apartment.

Cups and Crepes in Denton, Texas

In the early 1980s, my landlord and his wife purchased the building above: a three-story house in one of Denton's core neighborhoods. As my landlord has described to me, throughout the following decades, his... (More)