Lakes Area Unlimited Learning hosts Strong Towns speaker

Charles Marohn Jr. is the founder and president of Strong Towns, a nonprofit that advocates for cities of all sizes to be “safe, livable and inviting.” He will be the guest presenter at a Lakes Area Unlimited Learning event on Nov. 14 at Crosby-Ironton High School.

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CROSBY — Wonder why some small towns thrive and others don’t? How are decisions made about land use, transportation and local infrastructure?

Join Lakes Area Unlimited Learning at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 14 to hear Charles Marohn Jr., founder and president of Strong Towns, a nonprofit that advocates for cities of all sizes to be “safe, livable and inviting.”

Marohn is an engineer, land use planner and author of “Strong Towns: A Bottom-up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity” and “Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Transportation for a Small Town.”

Marohn sees many of the issues he writes about through an economic lens, rather than from the perspective of the environment or politics, according to the news release.

The Brainerd resident is a longtime commentator on KAXE-91.7 FM, where he co-hosts KAXE’s “Dig Deep,” a monthly examination of public policy issues affecting Minnesotans.


The Nov. 14 program will be in the Forum Room at Crosby-Ironton High School. The fee is $5 for nonmembers and free for members.

Lakes Area Unlimited Learning is welcoming new and returning members for 2023. Annual dues are $60 per person and $110 per couple. Monthly programs and most activities are free for members. Checks may be sent to P.O. Box 455, Deerwood, Minnesota 55444.

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