West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission to Host Strong Towns Events

Thursday, April 20, 2017, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Elected officials, government staff, business and institutional leaders, and others involved in municipal finance and infrastructure are invited to learn more about Strong Towns and their model of development that allows communities and neighborhoods to grow financially strong and resilient. These events will be at RCU’s Corporate Office (200 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire, WI)

  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 noon: Chuck Marohn, PE, AICP, will share his wealth of knowledge about developing financially productive communities and you'll have the chance to speak with him about transportation, engineering, finance, or planning issues occurring in your community. Please bring your questions and ideas to the table. Learn more and register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/strong-towns-tickets-31484545122
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Chuck Marohn will lead a walking tour in downtown Eau Claire in which participants will discover how to view their community through the Strong Towns perspective while identifying current challenges and discussing possible solutions to their built environment. The walking tour is a way for attendees to see the bridge between topics shared in our morning presentation and the local context. Learn more and register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/strong-towns-walking-tour-tickets-31487601263

A public event will be held that evening:

  • 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM at the Eau Claire Public Library (400 Eau Claire Street, Eau Claire, WI): Chuck Marohn will give a public Curbside Chat presentation followed by a community discussion about the financial health of our places. This classic Strong Towns talk, which has been given in dozens of cities across the country, is centered on the question, “Why, despite all the growth America has experienced, do our cities struggle financially just to accomplish basic tasks?” This stunning presentation is a game-changer for communities looking to grow more resilient and obtain true prosperity during changing times. https://www.facebook.com/events/1847227892157641/