Strong Towns Tour

On September 12th, 2019 Charles L. “Chuck” Marohn, Jr., founder of Strong Towns, will be coming to Kenmore as part of his coast-to-coast Strong America Tour. He will be speaking at Kenmore City Hall from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and the public is invited to attend.  

Marohn’s tour kicks off the release of his new book, Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity. He is traveling to dozens of communities across North America—big cities and small towns alike—to share the ideas in his book and give audiences a new way to think about how they approach revitalization and growth.

The presentation will begin by showcasing why so many towns in North America are struggling financially despite decades of robust growth. Marohn will then invite the audience to “choose their own adventure” from a range of presentation tracks and go deeper into just one area where our unique community can make a change today.

Designed to be dynamic and tailored to each town, the Strong America presentation is part community conversation and part lecture from an expert. Above all, it will help us discuss ways we can make our community financially stronger.

Here are just a few of the insights from Marohn’s book, some of which may be featured in the presentation:

Why our cities are on the cusp of a long, slow decline, and how to approach the necessary triage in a rational way
Why inducing growth and development has been the conventional response to urban financial struggles—and why it just doesn’t work
The power of “little bets” to strengthen communities and improve the lives of citizens
How humble public engagement can create amazing insights
The surprising ways that strong neighborhoods make us better people

In every stop on the tour, a Strong Towns staff member will write an essay about the stories they find there. Then, Marohn will put all of the essays together in a new e-book that paints a portrait of what a Strong America looks like today. It will include photos, profiles of local advocates doing what they can to make their own towns stronger, tour diary updates from the road, and great writing from Strong Towns advocates from across the country.

To learn more, visit  Questions about our event? Give us a call at 425.398.8900.

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event Location: 
Kenmore City Hall
18120 68th Ave NE
Kenmore, WA 98028
United States
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Last updated: Fri, 08/30/2019 - 2:42pm