Los Angeles, CA

  • SoCal Gas Tower Conference Area (map)
  • 555 W. 5th Street
  • Los Angeles, CA, 90013
  • United States

Charles Marohn will give a talk entitled, "Transportation in the Next American City," at an event sponsored by the Los Angeles chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). 

For more than six decades, local governments have been accustomed to building new transportation infrastructure, expanding existing systems in addition to constructing completely new facilities. While liabilities have grown, transportation funding has not kept up. Now there is a desperate need for local governments to shift from building to maintaining, from an approach that emphasizes expansion to one where we mature our use of existing investments. In difficult economic times, this is a scary, but necessary, realignment.

Join Strong Towns founder Charles "Chuck" Marohn and explore the relationship between a city or region's long-range fiscal health and its transportation investment strategy.  Specifically, Chuck will make a budgetary case for prioritizing investments such as walkable streets in the central cores. He'll address how these investments can protect local budgets, control the rise of property taxes, protect long-term affordability, and provide for enduring prosperity.

This event is free for APA Members, Strong Town Members and students. Cost is $10 for non-members.