• Manship Theater - Shaw Center for the Arts (map)
  • 100 Lafayette Street
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • United States

Charles Marohn will serve as opening plenary speaker at the Louisiana Smart Growth Conference, in addition to hosting break out sessions. 

Opening Plenary: Planning for Fiscal Responsibility and Longterm Prosperity

Time: 9am-9:45am

  • 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 presentation will cover better models for financial resilience and economic prosperity through the Strong Towns approach. Liberals, conservatives and everyone in between might find themselves nodding in unison as they learn more about Marohn's approach to planning and cities during this session.

Next Wave of Mobility Planning

Time: 10am-11:30am

Chuck Marohn and Stephen Stansberry (Vice President of Kimley-Horn & Associates) will discuss how cities are using new approaches to plan for and address mobility, moderated by Rachel DiResto (Executive Director of the Center for Planning Excellence. 


(Top photo by spatms)