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? How do we address our problems in a dramatically different economy?
Mr. Marohn will address how local governments have failed to consider the long-term returns on public investments, adopting a pattern of development that creates massive maintenance costs.
The Curbside Chat program covers the causes and impacts of the current economic crisis, examines case studies on the finances of America’s development pattern, reviews “dead ideas” of the suburban era we need to shed and proposes strategies for adjusting to the new realities we face.
Charles Marohn known as “Chuck” to friends and colleagues—is a Professional Engineer licensed in the State of Minnesota and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Technology and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute.
He is the author of Thoughts on Building Strong Towns (Volume 1), the primary author of the Strong Towns Blog and the host of the Strong Towns Podcast and See it Differently TV.
The following organizations have made professional development credits available for attendance at the event: