Transportation in the Next American City – Presentation by Strong Towns Founder Charles Marohn
February 17, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
SoCal Gas Tower Conference Rooms 02B+02C: 555 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles CA, 90013
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Free for APA Members / Strong Town Members / Students
$10.00 for Non-Members
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Transportation in the Next American City
For more than six decades, local governments have been accustomed to building new transportation infrastructure, expanding existing systems in addition to constructing completely new facilities. While liabilities have grown, transportation funding has not kept up. Now there is a desperate need for local governments to shift from building to maintaining, from an approach that emphasizes expansion to one where we mature our use of existing investments. In difficult economic times, this is a scary, but necessary, realignment.
Join Strong Towns founder Charles “Chuck” Marohn, and explore the relationship between a city or region’s long-range fiscal health and its transportation investment strategy. Specifically, Chuck will make a budgetary case for prioritizing investments such as walkable streets in the central cores. He’ll address how these investments can protect local budgets, control the rise of property taxes, protect long-term affordability, and provide for enduring prosperity.
What is Strong Towns?
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.
The Strong Towns approach is a fundamental rethinking of how we work together to build lasting wealth and prosperity within our communities. A strong America is made of strong cities, towns and neighborhoods.
The organization is a non-profit boasting members in all 50 states and several countries. Strong Towns shares its message through featured articles at www.strongtowns.org, a podcast, webinars and speaking events across the country.
Presenter: Charles Marohn – known as “Chuck” to friends and colleagues – is a Professional Engineer (PE) licensed in the State of Minnesota and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Chuck is the Founder and President of Strong Towns. 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) and A World Class Transportation System as well as the host of the Strong Towns Podcast and a primary writer for Strong Towns’ web content. He has spoken in dozens of towns and cities across North America, and speaks regularly for diverse audiences and venues.
Parking/Transit Information: SoCalGas Tower is located one block from the Pershing Square Metro stop. Parking is available at the SoCalGas Tower. More affordable parking is also available at the World Trade Center located at 3rd/Flower.