November 16, 2020
Rethinking How We Build Our Cities

In this breathtaking interview, Edward Dodson speaks with Charles Marohn, Executive Director of Strong Towns, a Minnesota based non-profit organization that advises communities throughout the United States and Canada on how to build better and financially resilient cities.

Marohn criticizes the current approach to suburban development as a “growth Ponzi scheme” that undermines the long term financial health of communities and leaves infrastructures in a state of disrepair. He proposes a bottom up approach that emphasizes low cost and low risk solutions to creating more productive places. Viewers can learn more about Marohn’s “tactical urbanism” by reading his recent book, Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity.