This June, Strong Towns went to the 24th Congress for the New Urbanism in Detroit.
Strong Towns President, Charles Marohn, hosted several events including a live debate on new urbanist issues, a member get together, and a walking tour with Steve Mouzon and James Howard Kunstler. We also used this gathering of new urbanist minds as an opportunity to conduct several interviews for the Strong Towns podcast. CNU attendees had the opportunity to watch these podcasts recorded live and even join in. We'll be back at CNU in 2017 for more.
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Leading New Urbanist voices interviewed on the Strong Towns podcast.
Chuck Marohn and friend of Strong Towns Joe Minicozzi were recently featured in an interview with the Congress for the New Urbanism's Public Square.
Strong Towns member and contributor, Johnny Sanphillippo and President, Chuck Marohn, discuss their recent dueling essays about what to do with Detroit.
"At Strong Towns, there's this recognition that we're all coming from different backgrounds, but we all recognize we share these principles. We're all co-participants in this process. The objective is not to train a cadre of city managers to run towns; it's so much more than that." - Seth Zeren
What is going on in the doughnut of despair surrounding downtown Detroit is not a policy choice. It is a consequence of policy choice. There is no bringing back the illusion of wealth or, to paraphrase Tomas Sedlacek, Detroit can not get back its unsustainability.