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Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Transportation for a Strong Town, presented by The Bend Chamber and brought to you by Building a Better Bend
The Tower Theatre
Bend, OR
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Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Transportation for a Strong Town, presented by The Bend Chamber and brought to you by Building a Better Bend
Charles Marohn, professional engineer and founder of the Strong Towns movement, lifts the curtain on Americas transportation system in his newest book, Confessions of a Recovering Engineer. In this book tour presentation, Marohn demonstrates how the values of engineers and other transportation professionals are applied in the design process, and how those priorities differ from the values of the general public. By showing how transportation investments are a means to an end and not an end unto themselves, Marohn reveals how the standard approach to issues like fighting congestion, addressing speeding, and designing intersections only makes transportation problems worse, at great cost in terms of both safety and resources. By contrast, the Strong Towns approach to transportation focuses on bottom-up techniques for spending less and getting higher returns, all while improving quality of life for residents of a community.

This FREE event is presented by The Bend Chamber and brought to you by Building a Better Bend.

Additional support by Project^, Central Oregon LandWatch and Washington Trust Bank.

Other partners include Kittelson & Associates, Brooks Resources, Stemach Design + Architecture, Bend MPO and Murraysmith + Quincy Engineering.

PLEASE NOTE: The Tower Theatre requires proof of full vaccination for entry to all events. Those not fully vaccinated ages 12 and up must show proof of a negative result from an approved COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event. Fully vaccinated means receiving the final vaccination dose of Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson at least 14 days before the event date. All patrons need to provide this information as a condition of entry. Based on Oregon mandates, mask wearing is also required inside the venue by everyone 5 and up, regardless of vaccination status.

For more information, visit The Tower Theatre website.


The Tower Theatre (View)
835 NW Wall Street
Bend, OR 97703
United States


Education > Classes

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!



Parking There are two accessible parking spaces on Wall Street in front of the Tower Theatre, and several spaces in the Mirror Pond South parking lot behind the Theatre. Accessible Theatre Entrance There is a ramp into the lobby from the south box office on Wall Street. Wheelchair Seating There are six wheelchair accessible seat spaces with adjacent companion seating on the main floor. There are also six transfer seats with adjacent companion seating on the main floor. Transfer seats have movable armrests so patrons can more easily move from their chair to the seat. If you or someone in your party requires this, please call the Box Office (541) 317-0700 for arrangements. Accessible Restrooms In the lobby area the women's restroom at the left hand entrance to the auditorium and the men's restroom at the right hand entrance to the auditorium are fully accessible. Drinking Fountain There is a accessible water fountain on the right hand side of the lobby area. Assisted Listening Devices We have a limited number of infrared enhanced-hearing headsets for patrons who request them. Please see the Concession's staff prior to curtain to obtain one (subject to availability).

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