On Friday, 09/07/2012, I took a trip to North Adams, MA to meet up with Chuck Marohn. I had corresponded with Chuck online for a while, but had not met him in person before. While there, I had the honor of being interviewed by him for the Strong Towns podcast.
Chuck is the founder of the organization Strong Towns, in Brainerd, MN. The purpose of Strong Towns is to educate people about why so many towns in the United States are failing and what we can do to make them stronger and more resilient, and to connect people who are working toward this goal. In his work at Strong Towns, Chuck has expressed some fascinating insights on issues like transportation, land use, taxation, and financiing at the municipal level.
- Listen to the interview (in mp3 format).
- Read comments from listeners, or post your own comments.
- Read my follow-up comments on the interview from my blog.
- Read my practical math lesson on driving speed, inspired by the interview.
Strong Towns is an excellent organization. I encourage you to learn more about it and get involved. My only complaint about it is the lack of sophistication with which its participants treat cycling. It could definitely use an infusion of empowered cyclists to redirect that conversation.