Charles Marohn will lead a variety of events at the 26th Congress for the New Urbanism including a presentation, several live podcast interviews and an interactive debate.
Core Presentation (May 16)
Time: 1 - 2:30 pm
Location: Savannah Theater (222 Bull St)
Mr. Marohn's presentation, entitled "Building Economically Resilient Communities: A Strong Towns Approach," explains in plain language, how so many American cities have found themselves in decline after decades of “growth.” The problem lies in the current model of development — one which values short-term gains over long-term prosperity. To strengthen our cities and ensure their economic success, we must look to traditional ways of building cities. In this presentation, Marohn will explain how active citizens, local officials and design professionals can change the negative trajectory in their towns and help them to become more resilient — no matter what challenges lie ahead.
Live Podcast Recordings (May 16-18)
Time: Morning and afternoon (varies each day)
Location: DeSoto Hotel - Madison Ballroom (15 E Liberty)
Chuck Marohn will be hosting live podcast recordings with key speakers from the Congress to discuss some of the most important questions facing new urbanists today. Stop by any time to see the podcast in action and to hear engaging conversations outside the realm of the typical presentation or workshop. At the end of each session, attendees will have the chance to ask their own questions of the speaker.
Specific guests and times will be released soon.
Debates (May 18)
Time: 8 - 9:30pm
Location: Knights of Columbus, Council 631 Hall (3 West Liberty Street)
Loud music: check. Audience voting: check. Snarky panel: check. Oh, and beer. A hardcore mashup of Oxford Debating meets American Idol. Match-ups to be announced soon.