The engineers behind some of the most dangerous "improvement" projects, with the best intentions, still manage to ignore or compromise on the safety and happiness of residents. What goes into their decisions, and how can you reason with someone with years of education under their belt? Strong Towns Founder and President Charles Marohn, an experienced (recovered?) engineer, shares the lessons he learned during his time in the business, and the changes that need to be made to stop jeopardizing community health and prioritizing resilience.

Below are discussion questions to consider as you watch the presentation: 

  • What is the difference between a "road" and a "street" and where in your community have you seen the latter contribute to your community's wealth? 
  • Where in your community have you seen high-speed design disrupt a neighborhood and what steps would you take to slow the cars? 
  • How does design affect the speed at which people travel? 

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