LIVESTREAM: Coffee & Conversation | Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity with author Charles L. Marohn Jr. - Metropolitan Planning Council

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LIVESTREAM: Coffee & Conversation | Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity with author Charles L. Marohn Jr.

April 16, 2020, 10 to 11 a.m. CST

Online event via Zoom

Hosted by: Metropolitan Planning Council

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The COVID-19 pandemic is causing everyone to stop, step back and reflect on the trends we have been experiencing. Now is a time for planners to think about how we can emerge from this crisis stronger and on a more sustainable path.

Grab a cup of joe and join us for this livestream discussion on how communities can chart a path toward inclusive and sustainable prosperity in the future.

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For decades, American towns and cities have been chasing short-term growth at the expense of long-term prosperity. That’s the central thesis in Charles Marohn’s new book, Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity.

Marohn suggests that the modern approach to urban development just doesn’t work, with cities locking themselves into future insolvency due to high-risk, high-cost infrastructure investments that never generate enough wealth to support themselves. Instead, cities large and small should focus on incremental investments, minimizing risk and maximizing financial strength and quality of life. 

Charles is the president and co-founder of Strong Towns, a nationally recognized non-profit media organization working to shape the conversation on growth, development, and the future of cities. He has two decades of experience as a land use planner and certified Professional Engineer (PE). Charles was recently named #10 on Planetizen's list of the Top 100 Most Influential Urbanists.

There is no cost to join but you must register to receive event link. Zoom link will be sent to registrants 24 hours before livestream. 

If you have any additional questions or need special accommodations, please contact us at events@metroplanning.org.


Sponsorship

Sponsorship opportunities for this event are available! For more information, contact:

Amber Webb  
Vice President of Philanthropy
awebb@metroplanning.org 
312.863.6010

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