Charles Marohn: Strong Towns, CDD Fall Forum.

Strong Towns: Rising From the Ashes of Suburbia 

Charles Marohn

Executive Director, Strong Towns

Following World War II, the United States embarked on the great social and financial experiment of suburbanization. While it created tremendous growth, opportunity and prosperity for a generation that had just lived through economic depression and war, the way cities and regions were being built -- spread out across the landscape -- would ultimately be extremely expensive to sustain, far greater than the relative wealth the approach would generate. The harsh legacy of this reality is what nearly every U.S city faces today. Charles Marohn joins DUSP Visiting Scholar Aaron Naparstek for a presentation and conversation on how America can get back to building strong towns.