A Curbside Chat with Chuck Marohn, Executive Director of Strong Towns
When: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
5:30pm Reception, 6:00pm Lecture
Where: Ducks Unlimited, One Waterfowl Way
(next to the Agricenter off of Walnut Grove)
The Curbside Chat is a FREE PUBLIC presentation, followed by a community-specific discussion, about the financial health of our places.
- Why are our cities and towns so short of resources despite decades of robust growth?
- Why do we struggle at the local level just to maintain our basic infrastructure?
- What do we do now that the economy has changed so dramatically?
The answers lie in the way we have developed; the financial productivity of our places. This stunning presentation is a game-changer for communities looking to grow more resilient and obtain true prosperity during changing times.
About our Speaker:
Charles “Chuck” Marohn is a Professional Engineer (PE) licensed in the State of Minnesota and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Technology and Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University’s Humphrey Institute.
Chuck is a co-founder of Strong Towns, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support a model for growth that allows America’s towns to become financially strong and resilient. The Strong Towns approach ultimately requires a reorientation of emphasis and a renewed understanding of what it takes to build a town or a neighborhood.
A Strong Town approach emphasizes obtaining a higher return on existing infrastructure investments. Strong Towns believes that we can no longer simply disregard old investments in favor of new, but instead we need to focus on making better use of that which we are already committed to publicly maintain.
Hosted by Livable Memphis, ULI Memphis and the Memphis Regional Design Center
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