Charles Marohn will give several public talks in Bellingham, hosted by the Whatcom Council of Governments. 

North State Street Revitalization Walking Tour (10am-11:30am)

Location: Meet at Bellingham City Hall

During this walking tour, attendees will learn Strong Town principles as they apply to the North State Street area. Participants will discover how to view their neighborhood through the Strong Towns perspective while identifying current challenges and discussing possible solutions to their built environment. The walking tour is a way for community members to see the bridge between topics shared in our Curbside Chat presentation in the local context. 

Curbside Chat at Western Washington University (2:30-4pm)

Location: Miller Hall

The Curbside Chat is a presentation followed by a community-specific discussion about the financial health of our places.

  • 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?
  • What do we do now that the economy has changed so dramatically?

The answers lie in the way we have developed; the financial productivity of our places. This stunning presentation is a game-changer for communities looking to grow more resilient and obtain true prosperity during changing times. This presentation is geared towards university students and faculty of the urban planning program, but all are welcome to attend.

Curbside Chat (5-7pm)

Location:  Leopold Crystal Ballroom, 1224 Cornwall Avenue

Public Reception: 5:00-5:30pm

Presentation: 5:30-7pm

This event will have a similar focus to the afternoon presentation but will be geared toward a more general audience. 

All events are free and open to the public.

(Top photo by Nick Kelly)