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Transportation in the Next American City
SoCal Gas Tower Rooms 02B+02C
Los Angeles, CA
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Transportation in the Next American City
Transportation in the Next American City

For more than six decades, local governments have been accustomed to building new transportation infrastructure, expanding existing systems in addition to constructing completely new facilities. While liabilities have grown, transportation funding has not kept up. Now there is a desperate need for local governments to shift from building to maintaining, from an approach that emphasizes expansion to one where we mature our use of existing investments. In difficult economic times, this is a scary, but necessary, realignment.

Join Strong Towns founder Charles "Chuck" Marohn and explore the relationship between a city or region's long-range fiscal health and its transportation investment strategy.  Specifically, Chuck will make a budgetary case for prioritizing investments such as walkable streets in the central cores. He'll address how these investments can protect local budgets, control the rise of property taxes, protect long-term affordability, and provide for enduring prosperity.

What is Strong Towns?

The mission of Strong Towns is to support a model of development that allows America's cities, towns and neighborhoods to become financially strong and resilient.

The Strong Towns approach is a fundamental rethinking of how we work together to build lasting wealth and prosperity within our communities. A strong America is made of strong cities, towns and neighborhoods.

The organization is a non-profit boasting members in all 50 states and several countries.

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SoCal Gas Tower Rooms 02B+02C (View)
555 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
United States

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Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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