Today we are joined by Chuck Marohn of StrongTowns.org to discuss his work in building more resilient towns and cities along with a bottom up approach to restoring and rebuilding American prosperity.
Charles Marohn is dedicated to the survival of North American cities. A retired engineer, he’s a national expert on townmaking and transportation design. In 2008, he started a blog called Strong Towns, which identified the causes of decline in our cities and challenged standard municipal management practices. Over time, this publishing effort grew into an international movement of people advocating for rigorous accounting and local leadership that’s responsive to the needs of local people.
Marohn has authored two books, “Strong Towns: The Bottom-up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity,” And “Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Transportation for a Strong Town.” He has spoken about building anti-fragility in communities across the U.S. and Canada. His criticism of the engineering profession has so challenged the institution that the Minnesota Board of Engineering Licensing has censured him.
Marohn resides in his hometown of Brainerd, Minnesota, not far from the farm homestead where he was raised. There, he lives as a husband, father, and low-key prepper.
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