Minneapolis, MN

  • Westminster Presbyterian Church (map)
  • 1200 S Marquette Ave
  • Minneapolis, MN, 55403

Transit in the Next American City

Strong Towns is hosting a panel discussion at the Piazza on the Mall next to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, between 12th and 13th streets on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday September 23 at 5:45 PM.

Joining Jim Kumon and Chuck Marohn from Strong Towns will be panelists Jeff Wood from San Francisco, Christof Spieler of Houston, and Yonah Freemark of Chicago.

A starting point for new approach to transit is a system which:

  • Better serves people trying to quickly reach their destinations via transit
  • Focuses on building a robust transit network that connects productive places
  • Creates a relationship with land use that would support long term financial resiliency for both maintenance of the infrastructure and operation of high quality service.
  • Repairs the broken feedback loops in governance, funding and operation that blurs the lines between local, state and federal objectives of transit.

These ideas and more will be explored as well as taking questions and ideas from the crowd. Read more on background context of the event's subject matter.

This is a Strong Towns event being held in Minneapolis concurrent with Railvolution 2014. We hope to interact with transit professionals from across the country to provide an ongoing conduit for their ideas after the event to improve transit in our country (particularly those ideas they personally cannot voice in the public sphere due to their job or political context).