“As I was working as an engineer and planner, I started to ask myself questions about why the projects I was working on didn’t seem to make a lot of financial sense. Why are cities that are experiencing robust growth having deep financial problems?”

“It takes 75 years to recoup the cost of building a residential street in the suburbs. Three times longer than the road will last.”

Chuck Marohn shares the Strong Towns message about a model of development that will allow towns and cities to become financially strong and resilient.

This presentation is also available with closed captioning at iTunes U.

The 2015 Placemaking Conference was held on March 23, 2015 at the University of Oklahoma.