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Knoxville Regional
Transportation Planning Organization

400 Main St, Suite 403
Knoxville, TN 37902

phone: (865) 215-2500
fax: (865) 215-2068

ETcompetes Speaker Series 2013

Chuck Marohn from Strong Towns

Curbside Chat: A discussion of new strategies for the economic realities facing America’s towns.

Curbside Chat When:

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
6-7:30 p.m.


Goins Building Auditorium
Pellissippi State Comm. College
10915 Hardin Valley Road
Knoxville, TN 37932

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP to (865) 215-2694 or

Continuing education and professional development credits are available. See the bottom of this page for more information.

Why are our cities and towns so short of resources despite decades of robust growth? Why do we struggle at the local level just to maintain our basic infrastructure? How do we address our problems in a dramatically different economy?

Mr. Marohn will address how local governments have failed to consider the long-term returns on public investments, adopting a pattern of development that creates massive maintenance costs.

Join us to learn more about:
  • Increasing your town’s financial resiliency
  • Maximizing the return on your community’s investments
  • Building places worthy of admiration

About the Curbside Chat Program

The Curbside Chat program covers the causes and impacts of the current economic crisis, examines case studies on the finances of America’s development pattern, reviews “dead ideas” of the suburban era we need to shed and proposes strategies for adjusting to the new realities we face.

About Chuck Marohn

Charles Marohn known as “Chuck” to friends and colleagues—is a Professional Engineer licensed in the State of Minnesota and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Technology and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute.

He is the author of Thoughts on Building Strong Towns (Volume 1), the primary author of the Strong Towns Blog and the host of the Strong Towns Podcast and See it Differently TV.

Professional Development Credits

The following organizations have made professional development credits available for attendance at the event:

Sponsored by:

East Tennessee Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council  
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