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Pennywise Portsmouth: Balancing Costs and Community

Portsmouth Public Library
175 Parrott Ave.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
United States603-427-1540

PS21 presents Pennywise Portsmouth: Balancing Costs and Community

What does it mean to be a Strong Town? Chuck Marohn, the Founder and President of Strong Towns, will present on Wednesday April 3at 6:30 PM at the Portsmouth Public Library.

Mr. Marohn is a Professional Engineer (PE) licensed in the State of Minnesota and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).


For generations, North American communities have been growing—or at least, they’ve been building. But as we’ve paved endless roads, raised countless buildings and put more and more infrastructure in the ground, we’ve given almost no thought to whether future generations will be able to afford to maintain the world we’ll leave them — or how many of the things we build are making our communities worse places to live today.


The Strong Towns approach is a radically new way of thinking about the way we build our world. We believe that in order to truly thrive, our cities and towns must:

• Stop valuing efficiency and start valuing resilience;

• Stop betting our futures on huge, irreversible projects, and
start taking small, incremental steps;

• Stop fearing change and start embracing a process of
continuous adaptation;

• Stop building our world based on abstract theories, and start
building it based on how our places actually work and what our
neighbors actually need today;

• Stop obsessing about future gowth and start obsessing about
our current finances.


We will reserve ample time for questions and discussion. The event is free and all are welcome. Please register here to help ensure sufficient seating.

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