On Tuesday, May 5, at 1pm EST, Solidarity Hall and Strong Towns will present a live 90-minute Zoom video session, titled “The Next City,” during which Strong Towns president Chuck Marohn will present a possible vision of what is coming for our cities and towns, and what our urban landscape will look like in the near future, with responses from Russell Arben Fox and others. This is a good time to consider such matters, as most of us currently see all around us the relative emptiness of our downtowns and suburban streets, with large urban areas suddenly transformed into public spaces with no public in sight. Both pollution and commerce has diminished greatly everywhere and in this moment of ambivalence, we are free—at least temporarily—to radically reimagine our built environment. For more information on the event, see here; some good background reading as preparation would include Marohn’s “This is the End of the Suburban Experiment,” and Fox’s “Cities, Common Spaces, and the Corovavirus,” here on FPR. Hope to see you virtually on Tuesday!

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