Strong Towns: Rising From the Ashes of Suburbia

October 15, 2012   6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Urban Studies and Planning
City Design and Development
77 Massachusetts Avenue
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MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Following World War II, the United States embarked on the great social and financial experiment of suburbanization. The development of suburbia created tremendous growth, opportunity and prosperity for a generation that had just lived through economic depression and war. But sprawling, automobile-dependent development would prove far too costly to sustain. Today, nearly every U.S. city is grappling with this harsh fiscal legacy. Strong Towns Executive Director Charles Marohn joins MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning Visiting Scholar Aaron Naparstek for a presentation and conversation on how America can get back to building Strong Towns.