Bismarck, ND

  • Bismarck Event Center (map)
  • 315 S 5th St
  • Bismarck, ND

Chuck Marohn will speak as part of the Main Street ND summit in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Keynote Presentation (12:30pm - 1:30pm)

How can our towns get stronger—not weaker—when our economy changes? How can we repopulate our empty streets and empty storefronts? What can we learn from the earliest days of city building about building better places tomorrow? And how can active citizens, local officials, and ordinary people like you and I make it happen today, no matter how badly we’re starting off?

In this presentation Chuck Marohn will discuss Strong Towns' answers to these questions with a special focus on the incremental steps that communities can take to improve their economic wellbeing.

Breakout (1:45 - 2:30pm)

Chuck Marohn will lead a discussion about building human-scaled communities that are welcoming, safe and economically productive. It's time to build streets for people again – the result is financial solvency and productive land use in our communities.  Places that are built for people, using traditional development patterns, can help us achieve both of those goals. On the other hand, neighborhood streets with wide lanes, huge clearance zones and other dangerous design features cause thousands of pedestrian and car passenger deaths every year. Dangerous roads do not make productive use of our land or our lives. Furthermore, they depress investment in our cities by making our neighborhoods less pleasant places to be.

Q&A Roundtable on Infrastructure (2:45 - 3:30pm)

Bring your questions, challenge the norm and leverage Chuck’s expertise in this informal discussion on infrastructure.

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