Shreveport, LA

Charles Marohn will present at several events in Shreveport, LA, sponsored by Re-Form Shreveport. All events are free and open to the public.

Curbside Chat (October 7)

Time: 5:30-9pm

Location: Central ArtStation, 801 Crockett St, Shreveport

The Curbside Chat Keynote and Discussion, featuring Charles Marohn ofStrong Towns, will outline how Shreveport can achieve productive growth in the face of many challenges. Further, Re-Form Shreveport and Strong Towns will explore the corresponding role that local businesses, strong citizens, and alternative modes of transportation play in a strong city.

This presentation will address questions such as:

  • Why are our governments so short of resources despite decades of 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?

Block Tours (October 8)

Time: 10am-1pm

Location: Meet at 710 Texas St, Shreveport, LA 71101

During these walking/busing tours, attendees will learn Strong Town principles as they apply to Shreveport. 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 tours are a way for community members to see the bridge between topics shared in our Curbside Chat presentation in the local context. A bus will transport tour participants between each neighborhood on the tour.

Block Tours, Set 1 (10:00-11:30): 

  • Artspace, 710 Texas St.
  • Convention Center, 400 Caddo St.
  • N. Market Industrial District, 262 N. Market St.
  • Return to Artspace, 710 Texas St.

Block Tours, Set 2 (11:30-1:00):

  • Short Line Food Station, 1010 Marshall St.
  • Highland Bus Stop, 2069 Marshall St.
  • Allendale, 1600 Peabody St., (Via Stoner/Murphy, Pete Harris)
  • Return to Artspace, 710 Texas St.

(Top photo by Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau)