• Akron Civic Theater (map)
  • 182 S Main St
  • Akron, Ohio

Chuck Marohn will give a public presentation sponsored by the Knight Foundation. This is the kickoff for a yearlong Strong Towns engagement in Akron

Why are so many cities and towns across North America going broke? Our roads are deteriorating. Our governments are in debt. No matter how much we increase them, our taxes aren’t enough to fix it all. And no one seems to be able to agree on how we got here—much less how to change the course.

This isn’t just about numbers on a budget. This is about the fate of the communities we love most, and the real people that live there. This is about how to give our citizens, today and tomorrow, a chance at the future they deserve.

If we want Akron to be strong and resilient we need to change everything about the way we plan and build our places.

In this presentation, Chuck explains, in plain language, how so many American cities have found themselves in decline after decades of “growth.” And then we show you a revolutionary way forward that could create enduring prosperity—if we just have the courage to change our minds.

Doors will open at 5pm and the event begins at 5:45pm.

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BONUS: Want to grab a drink with Chuck and your fellow Strong Towns members? Join us for a drink after the presentation at The Lockview, 207 S. Main Street, immediately following Chuck's presentation (around 8pm.) Attendance at Chuck's speaking engagement is not required; feel free to bring a friend.

Please note: The Lockview does not accept advanced reservations, so please look for Chuck (see his photo on our staff page for reference) or mingle with your fellow Strong Towns fans until he arrives. 

RSVP below so we know to look out for you. 

RSVP for the Strong Towns Akron Meet Up