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October 10, 2013 at 8:38 PM

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Charles Marohn at SFU Harbour Centre – October 24

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Urban transportation expert and co-founder of Strong Towns Charles Marohn is in town later this month – and will be presenting a lecture at SFU Woodwards (NOTE: not SFU Harbour Centre, as we had erroneously posted).

As Gord Price notes, “Unlike many of speakers on urban transportation, Marohn is also a fiscal conservative who makes his case effectively to a small-government audience as much as to urban planners and engineers.” Some more bio: “Marohn is a professional engineer and planner by training. He is is passionate about planning and small towns, but also brings a civil-engineering perspective that results in original ideas.” Marohn is the author of Thoughts on Building Strong Towns (Volume 1)writes for the Strong Towns Blog and hosts the Strong Towns Podcast.

You can sign up for the lecture here.

The event takes place:

Thursday, October 24, 7 pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (at SFU Woodwards)
149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

Admission is free, but reservations are required.

Some additional background:

  • Youtube – where Marohn discusses his concept of ‘stroad’ – the street/road hybrid that manages to be both expensive and unproductive.
  • TED Talk – “The Important Difference Between A Road and A Street”

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