Strong Towns Curbside Chat

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Based in Minnesota, Strong Towns is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that helps America’s towns achieve financial strength and resiliency. Representatives of Strong Towns travel the nation and the digisphere to promote a complete understanding of the costs that are associa­ted with our communities’ methods of growth and advocate for addressing those costs via productive changes in our pattern of development.

We invite you to join us on January 7th at the Storefront for Urban Innovation in Philadelphia to learn more about this organization’s efforts to advocate for:

  • A new model of growth that allows America’s towns to become financially strong and self-sufficient.
  • An approach that accounts for the full cost of growth.
  • A reorientation of emphasis from horizontal expansion of cities to obtaining greater use of existing public investments.
  • An end to the inefficient use of public dollars and the destructive subsidies that create massive, unfunded maintenance liabilities for future generations.

The Curbside Chat program is a Strong Towns initiative to stimulate dialogue at a local level about the impact of macroeconomic changes on the way cities, towns, and neighborhoods prosper. Join Next City in welcoming Strong Towns and kicking off their tour of Pennsylvania — the presentation will begin at noon, with Q&A to follow. Click here to register for this free event.

More information on Strong Towns is available online at www.strongtowns.org. To learn more about the Curbside Chat initiative, visit www.curbsidechat.org. A complete itinerary of the Strong Towns’ Tour of Pennsylvania can be found here.

Location

The Storefront for Urban Innovation
2711 W. Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

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