Charles Marohn

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  • Charles Marohn commented,

    It's a really difficult question because the competitive advantage of being big is that you are squeeze out efficiencies by working at scale, by standardizing the approach and making the complex me...

  • Charles Marohn commented,

    I'm having a difficult time understanding this aspect of the question: "....how you address environmental problems caused by higher density..." In the engineering profession, there is a saying: "di...

  • Charles Marohn created a post,

    Verdunity is hiring a Community Cultivator / Senior Planner

    https://www.verdunity.com/positioncommunity-cultivator

  • Charles Marohn commented,

    Any thoughts? Yes! It is important for a community to general wealth and productivity regardless of the form of taxation. From a pure numbers standpoint, the goal should be to generate the greatest...

  • Charles Marohn created an article,

    Local Food, Core Insights

    A strong town is able to sustain itself, with local resources providing the foundation for local prosperity.  A resilient food system that provides for residents’ basic needs ensures that your city...

  • Charles Marohn created an article,

    Biking, Core Insights

    For most cities, biking and walking infrastructure is the lowest risk, highest returning transportation investment that can be made.  A bike is the cheapest and easiest way to expand the range an i...

  • Charles Marohn created an article,

    Streets, Core Insights

    Chapter 2 of Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: The Strong Towns Approach to Transportation defines a street as: Street: A platform for building community wealth. This is in contrast to a road, ...

  • Charles Marohn created an article,

    Public Engagement, Core Insights

    For a Strong Town, the goals of public engagement must be to: Understand the priorities, needs, and struggles of the community, Present ideas to the community in a timely and meaningful manner, an...

  • Charles Marohn created an article,

    Incremental Development, Core Insights

    Natural systems develop strength and resiliency through a pattern of incremental growth and adaptation. This is true for a culture growing in a petri dish or a rainforest with its many different fl...

  • Charles Marohn created an article,

    Big Box Stores, Core Insights

    Big box stores are the logical outcome of a centralized economy and regulatory environment that advantages the kind of efficiency that comes from scale. The outcome is reinforced locally by propert...