APA Missouri Chapter


Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 8:30 p.m. CDT

Springfield, MO, United States

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Nationally renowned urban thinker Chuck Marohn, who kicked off the Library’s Making a Great City series in January, returns to assess the crucial takeaways from all three sessions, including the advisability of an incremental, neighborhoods-first approach to development in cities such as Kansas City. By observing and asking how neighborhood residents live their lives – getting out on the street and discovering what’s going on – local governments can discern a community’s pressing needs. Risk is lowered. Returns on investment are higher.

Participants in this event will understand:

·         How a neighborhoods-first approach to development practices to improve productivity and capacity at the neighborhood-level works;

·         The importance of small-scale, incremental development and empowerment of community members to develop property in their own neighborhood;

·         Examples of how local governments have approached these ideas and enabled small-scale development ; and

·         The need for fiscally-responsible cities.


Charles Marohn, AICP

Charles Marohn is the Founder and President of Strong Towns. He's a Professional Engineer (PE) licensed in the State of Minnesota and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Marohn has a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota's Institute of ... Read More

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Micah Starr, micah.starr@vml.com