Charles Marohn will give a series of presentations as part of the 9th Annual Institute for Leadership in Capital Projects (I-LinCP) Forum. The topic for this year's forum is addressing current and future needs to create more robust infrastructure and facilities. The focus will be on Texas' infrastructure, addressing today's and tomorrow's needs.
Opening Keynote (8:45am)
Charles Marohn will give a keynote entitled, "Infrastructure Crisis: Rethinking our Approach to Growth." For more than six decades, local governments have been accustomed to building infrastructure and expanding existing systems. While liabilities have grown, transportation funding has not kept up. Now there is a desperate need for local governments to change their approach. We need to shift our strategy from an emphasis on continuous expansion to a more mature focus on maintenance and maximization of existing infrastructure. In difficult economic times, this is a scary, but necessary, realignment.
This panel is entitled "Strong Cities - Managing Growth, Maintenance & Resiliency." Charles Marohn will serve as the moderator and panelists will include David Trevino, FAIA, Sr. Program Manager, City of Dallas; Brian Uhlrich, Partner, DBR; and Jim Twomey, Executive VP Transportation, Michael Baker.
BONUS: ATTEND A STRONG TOWNS AUSTIN MEET UP!
In advance of Chuck's presentation at the Institute for Leadership in Capital Projects, Forum, we're hosting an informal gathering for readers of Strong Towns in the Austin area. This will be an opportunity to meet other Strong Towns folks as well as talk with Chuck Marohn.
We'll be gathering on Wednesday, April 5th at 8pm at Lucy's on the Lake, 2900 Ranch Rd 620 N. Please RSVP below.
Anyone who's interested in Strong Towns and wants to talk more intimately about what it means for the Austin area is welcome to attend, whether you've been a member for years or you just learned about our approach last week.
Note: While this meet up is being hosted prior to Chuck's keynote address at the I-LinCP Forum, this event is not affiliated with the Forum, and you do not need to be registered for it in order to attend this Strong Towns meet up. All Austinites are welcome!