Minnesota Series: Charles Marohn – Oct 24

October 10, 2013 at 2:31 pm Leave a comment

THE MINNESOTA SERIES: ORIGINAL THINKING FROM THE AMERICAN MIDWEST (FEATURING CHARLES MAROHN)

Thursday, October 24, 7 pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (at SFU Woodwards)
149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
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Admission is free, but we require reservations. Reserve

Over the next few months, the SFU City Program will be hosting speakers from a state that shares more than a border with Canada. We’ve been big fans of some of the urban thinkers there — in particular Charles Marohn, co-founder and president of ‘Strong Towns.’ Charles is a professional engineer who is passionate about planning and small towns, but also brings a civil-engineering perspective that results in original ideas. Like ‘Stroads’ — a street/road hybrid that manages to be both expensive and unproductive. He’s also a fiscal conservative who makes his case effectively to a small-government audience as much as to urban planners and engineers. You can see more on youtube. Or his TED Talk. Better yet, come hear Charles Marohn live on October 24.

We gratefully acknowledge our sponsors:
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City of Surrey
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