CDI 2018 Keynote: Charles Marohn of Strong Towns

CDI 2018 Keynote Presentation

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When: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 from 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Where: University of Central Arkansas McCastlain Ballroom

What: As a part of CDI 2018, Charles “Chuck” Marohn, Founder and President of Strong Towns, will present CDI’s Keynote Speaker presentation “The Curbside Chat.” During “The Curbside Chat” Marohn answers the question, “Why are so many cities and towns across North America going broke?”

Our roads are deteriorating. Our governments are in debt. No matter how much we increase them, our taxes aren’t enough to fix it all. And no one seems to be able to agree on how we got here—much less how to change the course. This isn’t just about numbers on a budget. This is about the fate of the communities we love most, and the real people that live there. This is about how to give our citizens, today and tomorrow, a chance at the future they deserve. If we want American cities to be strong and resilient we need to change everything about the way we plan and build our places.

In the Curbside Chat, Marohn explains, in plain language, how so many American cities have found themselves in decline after decades of “growth.” And then he shows participants a revolutionary way forward that could create enduring prosperity — if we just have the courage to change our minds.

Who should attend: Community and economic development professionals, Chamber staff and board members, nonprofits, local and state government officials, elected officials, city planners, faith-based leaders, and any community leaders interested in learning how to create better communities.

Registration cost: Free, but registration is required

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An Evening with Charles Marohn of Strong Towns

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When: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. with refreshments served from 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Where: UCA Downtown (1105 W Oak St, Conway, AR 72032)

What: Charles “Chuck” Marohn, Founder and President of Strong Towns, will present “Neighborhoods First” in a special presentation to the community at UCA Downtown. This presentation will offer attendees an intimate environment to discuss how to make our communities great places to live, work, and play.

Cities across the country are starting to realize that the “big project” approach takes up too much staff time, wastes too much political energy and distracts too much from the basic needs of existing neighborhoods. Risky, low returning projects too often become expensive boondoggles that haunt a community for decades. Public officials everywhere are desperately seeking an alternative. Neighborhoods First; A low risk, high return strategy for a better Brainerd is an example of how a community can grow stronger by making small, incremental investments over time. By observing how neighbors live their lives, by asking them where their daily struggles are, by getting out on the street and discovering what is actually going on, any local government can discern what their community’s pressing needs are. These projects are the high return investments and they are all around us.

Who should attend: Community and economic development professionals, Chamber staff and board members, nonprofits, local and state government officials, elected officials, city planners, faith-based leaders, and any community leaders interested in learning how to create better communities.