Strong Towns Event

On April 20, 2017, the West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission hosted the President of Strong Towns, Chuck Marohn, PE, AICP. Chuck brought the Strong Towns message of municipal financial resiliency to west central Wisconsin through a morning presentation for leaders, walking tours, and an evening public event. The video here is from his presentation to elected officials, government staff, and local leaders. We invite you to view and share this video however it would be helpful.

Strong Towns Presentation Video

 

Use the links below to jump to a specific discussion topic of the Strong Towns presentation.
Strong Towns Presentation (1 hour 47 minutes)
0:00 Introduction to Strong Towns
6:25 City development patterns from ancient times to now
11:57 Financial ramifications of recent development patterns
19:00 Growth Ponzi Scheme
30:33 Implications of the Growth Ponzi Scheme
33:45 What’s the “solution”?
39:59 Build it and they will come…
41:05 How cities build wealth
51:32 High return investments
1:09:56 Value per acre
1:23:17 Stroad
1:31:04 Values applied to streets
1:35:56 Complete Streets and Productive Places
1:41:28 Highest returning investments are small

 

Strong Towns Q & A Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use the links below to jump to a specific discussion topic of the Strong Towns question and answer period.

Strong Towns Q&A (47 minutes)
0:00 Share Strong Towns content, become a member
1:32

Incremental improvements vs. big projects

7:00 Examples of successful strong towns
12:31 Property tax vs. land tax
19:49 Parking minimums
27:04 Small towns
36:21 Impact of online retail
40:50 Business parks
44:14 Gentrification