Are you worried that "the way we build our cities now squanders precious resources that should be used to make our communities more prosperous? That our communities are trading short-term growth for long-term liabilities and it's slowly bankrupting us? That we deserve better?" At Future West, we certainly do - and that's why we've booked Chuck Marohn, author of the words above and founder and leader of the Strong Towns movement, for the next webinar in our series "Managing Growth in the New West".
The Strong Towns approach is a radically new way of thinking about the way we build our world. They believe, and we agree, that in order to truly thrive, our cities and towns must:
- Stop valuing efficiency and start valuing resilience
- Stop betting our futures on huge, irreversible projects, and start taking small, incremental steps and iterating based on what we learn
- Stop fearing change and start embracing a process of continuous adaptation
- Stop building our world based on abstract theories, and start building it based on how our places actually work and what our neighbors actually need today
Chuck is truly one of those radically practical thinkers that have changed the way we approach community-building at Future West, and we're delighted that he's agreed to join us in May. Seriously, you don't want to miss this one.