Charles Marohn will be making multiple appearances in Austin, some open to the public and some members-only.
Strong Towns Meetup
We're excited to announce a Strong Towns Meetup in Austin. These fun and informal gatherings are a great opportunity to meet Strong Towns members and supporters. The Meetup will be from 6:30pm - 8:00pm on Tuesday, October 27th. A special thank you to Black + Vernooy for hosting [map]. We hope you can join us!
NACTO conference (October 28, 4:00 PM)
Chuck Marohn, P.E., will conduct a training for top transportation staff about how to make this case, both with community members and to City management. Learn how to communicate the connection between a city’s long-range fiscal health and a transportation strategy that prioritizes investments in safe, walkable streets in the central core. In addition, participants will hear about how to engage community groups in communicating this important message about protecting a city’s budget, long-term affordability and enduring prosperity. A panel of NACTO city transportation officials will respond.
Chuck Marohn - President, Strong Towns
Ed van Eenoo - Deputy Chief Financial Officer, City of Austin
Better Streets Week (October 29, 8:15 AM)
Strong Towns President Chuck Marohn, PE, will discuss the connection between Austin’s long-range fiscal health and its transportation investment strategy. Specifically, he will make a budgetary case for prioritizing investments in walkable streets in the central core. He’ll address how guarding against sprawling investments can protect a city’s budget long-term, control the rise of property taxes, protect long-term affordability, and provide for enduring prosperity.
7:45 am, Social & Breakfast (provided)
8:15-9 am, Presentation
Location: Austin City Hall, Board & Commission Room 1101 (map)
Curbside Chat (October 29, 12:00 PM)
Despite the boom, Austin and the region still struggle to do the basics. Too often our standard approaches to how we plan and build our communities only serve to compound problems we're already facing. How do we foster growth that makes us productive and resilient? Come hear Charles Marohn, founder of Strong Towns, talk about long-term civic investments, infrastructure, and the financial health of cities and regions in his Curbside Chat. This event is free.
Location: Travis County Commissioners Court, 700 Lavaca Street (map)