Charles Marohn, known as “Chuck” to friends and colleagues, is the founder and president of
Strong Towns. He is a professional engineer and a land use planner with decades of experience.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning,
both from the University of Minnesota.
Marohn is the author of Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity
(Wiley, 2019). He hosts the Strong Towns Podcast and is a primary writer for Strong Towns’
web content. He has presented Strong Towns concepts in hundreds of cities and towns across
North America. Planetizen named him one of the 10 Most Influential Urbanists of all time.
He has a new book coming out this September titled Confessions of a Recovering Engineer:
Transportation for a Strong Town, where he pulls back the curtain on the North American
confessions of a recovering engineering: transportation for a strong town, presented by the bend chamber and Brought to you by building a Better bend
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