Rachel's guest this week is Chuck Marohn, and he recaps a recent series of events in Akron, Ohio as well as his article for today, The Real Reason Your Local Mall is Failing.
Mentioned in this podcast:
- The Real Reason Your Local Mall is Failing
- Join us for upcoming public events in West Grove, PA, Wichita, KS, and Chattanooga, TN.
- Strong Towns members are invited to attend our April 30 Q&A Webcast with special guest Joe Minicozzi of Urban3.
- Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
(Top photo of the Akron Civic Theater by Chuck Marohn)
Innovative models from around the country address homelessness by starting with small, inexpensive, and imperfect solutions. What can Akron, Ohio learn from these examples?
What do you do with an old freeway in the heart of your city that never should have been built? In Akron, it’s become an experimental pop-up park that is stitching the city back together.
The city of Akron has taken a measured approach to phasing in a network of bike lanes, including reversible, low-risk experiments in altering street layouts. Can this piece-by-piece approach help nurture a cycling culture?