Strong Towns – Creating Resilient Cities

    Strong Towns – Creating Resilient Cities

    What is Strong Towns?

    Strong Towns is a media organization leading a national movement for change. We’re challenging every American to fundamentally rethink how our cities are built, and we’re shining a spotlight on an approach that will make us truly prosperous.

    The mission of Strong Towns is to support a model of development that allows America’s cities, towns and neighborhoods to become financially strong and resilient.

    For the United States to be a prosperous country, it must have strong cities, towns and neighborhoods. Enduring prosperity for our communities cannot be artificially created from the outside but must be built from within, incrementally over time.

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    Strong Town Principles

    As advocates for a strong America, we know the following to be true:

    • Strong cities, towns and neighborhoods cannot happen without strong citizens (people who care).
    • Local government is a platform for strong citizens to collaboratively build a prosperous place.
    • Financial solvency is a prerequisite for long term prosperity.
    • Land is the base resource from which community prosperity is built and sustained. It must not be squandered.
    • A transportation system is a means of creating prosperity in a community, not an end unto itself.
    • Job creation and economic growth are the results of a healthy local economy, not substitutes for one.

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