As long as we continue to build in a way that gives us short-term growth today but massive obligations in the future, there’s no way that our cities are going to avoid bankruptcy.
— Charles Marohn

Every city thinks it is unique, but they're all fundamentally the same. We all have similar ordinances, similar building codes, similar road standards... and we've all financed our growth in similar ways. Thus, we're all fragile in similar ways.

This video is the introduction to a series about why our towns are going broke—despite lots of growth—and how they can build toward a stronger, more prosperous future. We call it the Curbside Chat. If you've been a member of Strong Towns for a while, you're probably familiar with it. If not, it's time to acquaint yourself.

View the whole Curbside Chat here.

This amazing video was created by Gracen Johnson.


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