Strong Towns president Chuck Marohn will visit Muskegon, Michigan, the winner of the 2018 Strongest Town Contest, to celebrate their victory and share the Strong Towns message. All events are free and open to the public. 

2:00pm - 3:15p.m.: Walking Tour of Downtown Muskegon

Meet at Hackley Park. 350 West Webster. 

Mr. Marohn will lead a guided walking tour of Downtown Muskegon to help residents see their region through a Strong Towns lens. Participants discover how to view their neighborhood through the Strong Towns perspective while identifying current challenges and discussing possible solutions in their built environment. 

7:00pm to 8:00pm: Curbside Chat

Hackley Park. 350 West Webster. 

In the Curbside Chat, Mr. Marohn will explain, 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, we show 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.

This core Strong Towns presentation is a game-changer for communities looking to grow more resilient in an uncertain future.

Seating will be limited at this event. Bringing your own chair is recommended. 

 

(Top photo source: US Army Corps of Engineers.)