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Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: How to make Human-centered transportation decisions for all of Shreveport’s residents
September 22, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Charles Marohn, professional engineer and founder of the Strong Towns movement, lifts the curtain on America’s transportation system in his newest book, Confessions of a Recovering Engineer. In this book tour presentation, Marohn demonstrates how the values of engineers and other transportation professionals are applied in the design process, and how those priorities differ from the values of the general public. By showing how transportation investments are a means to an end and not an end unto themselves, Marohn reveals how the standard approach to issues like fighting congestion, addressing speeding, and designing intersections only makes transportation problems worse, at great cost in terms of both safety and resources. By contrast, the Strong Towns approach to transportation focuses on bottom-up techniques for spending less and getting higher returns, all while improving quality of life for residents of a community. Fixing our broken transportation system will involve not just engineers, but local residents and officials who have become effective and empowered advocates, connected with others to make real change.
- Admission: Free
- Presented by: Community Renewal Institute, Allendale Strong, First Presbyterian Church and the University of First Presbyterian speaker series