Charles Marohn

Charles Marohn—known as “Chuck” to friends and colleagues—is the founder and president of Strong Towns. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning, both from the University of Minnesota. He has decades of experience in planning and engineering.

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Financial fragility is to blame for Jackson’s water crisis

Note: This article first appeared on Strong Towns.​ Public Square editor Robert Steuteville is on leave through the last week of October. I’ve spent some time trying to understand what has happened with the water system in Jackson, Mississippi. For...
CHARLES MAROHNSEP. 19, 2022
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Sprawl is not the problem

Note: This is a guest article from Strong Towns, which will attend and cover CNU 24 in Detroit. Recently, I made a few people upset with me by asking that I not be called a smart growth advocate. Actually, I received a lot of email and messages on...
CHARLES MAROHNMAY. 5, 2016
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Sprawl is not the problem

Note: This is a guest article from Strong Towns, which will attend and cover CNU 24 in Detroit. Recently, I made a few people upset with me by asking that I not be called a smart growth advocate. Actually, I received a lot of email and messages on...
CHARLES MAROHNMAY. 5, 2016