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Strong Towns teaches communities how to be more financially resilient through smart planning and infrastructure use.
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (February 15, 2018) – You’re invited to the Curbside Chat, with Mayor Jeri Muoio and Strong Towns Founder Chuck Marohn on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 5:30pm – 7pm at the Flagler Gallery at City Hall located at 401 Clematis Street in West Palm Beach! Marohn, whose organization teaches communities how to be more financially resilient through smart planning and infrastructure use, will lead a public presentation about how cities and neighborhoods can grow stronger by taking incremental, data-responsive, community-driven steps through the work of strong citizens. Hear how we can leverage our transportation and mobility plan to strengthen our community and how we can improve our City’s overall quality of life, a key priority of Mayor Jeri Muoio. A Q&A will follow. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Mr. Marohn, named one of the 10 Most Influential Urbanists of all time, is a noted professional engineer and certified planner. He is the lead author of "Thoughts on Building Strong Towns" as well as the author of "A World Class Transportation System". He has presented the Strong Towns concepts in hundreds of cities and towns across North America. Strong Towns concepts include:
·    Strong cities, towns and neighborhoods cannot happen without strong citizens
(people who care).
·    Local government is a platform for strong citizens to collaboratively build a prosperous place.
·    Financial solvency is a prerequisite for long term prosperity.
·    Land is the base resource from which community prosperity is built and sustained. It must not be squandered.
·    A transportation system is a means of creating prosperity in a community, not an end unto itself.
·    Job creation and economic growth are the results of a healthy local economy, not substitutes for one.
“We are delighted to host Chuck Marohn for this special presentation,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio. “There are many people in our community who care deeply about our City and its future, and this presentation will surely generate some ideas and insights for future collaboration on building a prosperous city with an emphasis on overall quality of life.”
“For the United States to be a prosperous country, it must have strong cities, towns and neighborhoods. Enduring prosperity for our communities cannot be artificially created from the outside but must be built from within, incrementally over time,” said Marohn.
The Curbside Chat is for anyone who wants to make change in their communities. The changes are from the bottom up – assuring average citizens will have impact.
To learn more about Mr. Marohn and Strong Towns, visit: https://www.strongtowns.org/. To learn more about the City of West Palm Beach, please visit: wpb.org.