Today: The NextGen Debate Livestream

Strong Towns is currently in Detroit at the 24th Congress for the New Urbanism. We're hosting several events  as part of CNU (you can find information about all of them here), most of which are open to the public. We have a lot going on today, including a live-streamed debate, which you can view on our website. Here's what's on the schedule for today:


Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Detroit Opera House Lobby (1526 Broadway St)

Sit in on live recordings of the Strong Towns podcast, as Chuck Marohn conducts interviews with various friends of Strong Towns and New Urbanist leaders. Interviews will be held throughout the day so check in at the Strong Towns interview spot to see what's happening. 

9am: Strong Towns All Star Roundtable - Jill Dabbs, Kevin Barton, Marielle Brown and Ian Bost
10am: Janette Sadik-Khan, author of Street Fight
1:15pm: Joe Minicozzi and Urban3, #DoTheMath
3pm: Lynn Richards, CEO of the Congress for the New Urbanism

If you're not able to hear them recorded live, don't worry; we'll publish many of these on our site in the coming weeks.


Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Detroit Opera House Lobby

In addition to our podcast interviews throughout the day, we'll also host an open "Ask Me Anything" podcast recording where Chuck Marohn and Michelle Erfurt (Strong Towns Pathfinder) will answer your questions (on any topic). All are welcome!


Time: 8:30-10:00pm

Location: Detroit Beer Co (1529 Broadway)

Strong Towns has had the privilege of hosting this event for several years in a row. This year, debaters will tackle two pressing, contentious topics: gentrification and autonomous cars. It promises to be a fun, interactive evening with judges John Anderson, Hazel Borys and Howard Blackson. Audience votes will determine the winner. This year's debaters include Ronak Gandhi, Kristin Jeffers, Alexander Dukes, Eric Kronberg, Ian Ross, Seth Zeren and Johnny Sanphillippo. This event is free and open to the public.

We will live-stream this debate on our website so tune in on this page tonight at 8:30 ET to view it.

Don't miss our guide to CNU workshops and talks hosted by Strong Towns friends and members.