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Strong Towns founder to speak in Kamloops on Sept. 22

Chuck Marohn will discuss how to better develop Kamloops and other cities
Chuck Marohn
Charles Marohn is the founder and president of Strong Towns. He is a land use planner and retired civil engineer with decades of experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning, both from the University of Minnesota. Marohn is the author of Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity and Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Transportation for a Strong Town. Marohn also hosts the Strong Towns podcast.

Parking — is there enough of it? Is there too much? Will another bridge fix traffic woes? How safe are we on our roads?

Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns, one of North America's leading think groups on the above topics, is in Kamloops on Thursday (Sept. 22) to present a one-hour lecture at 6:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre, downtown at Victoria Street and Fifth Avenue.

Tickets are $5 online at eventbrite.com and at the door. Beer and other refreshments will be available for purchase.

Marohn is the author of two books on the subject: Strong Towns; A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity and, most recently, Confessions of a Recovering Traffic Engineer.

Strong Towns is a non-profit media advocacy organization that analyzes the failures of the post-war North American development pattern.

To accelerate change, Strong Towns is focusing on five priority campaigns:

• End highway expansion;

• Transparent local accounting;

• Safe and productive streets (shifting day from automobile-focused roads);

• End parking mandates and subsidies.