Friday, July 27, 2012

Strong Towns' Chuck Marohn keynotes Sept. 14th FL APA conference in Naples

  This year's APA (American Planning Professionals) Florida conference is held in Naples, FL, Sept. 12-15th and its keynote speaker is Chuck Marohn, the Executive Director of Small Towns, a non-profit that focuses on connection between land use and finance.  He, along with Gary Toth, are key leaders in the new thinking about transportation that BikeWalkLee focuses on.  His most recent article, "The Projections Fallacy", is an example of his important work.  This is a great opportunity!

His keynote address is Friday September 14, 11:30am -1:00pm
CHARLES L. MAROHN, Jr., AICP, PE is the primary author of the Strong Towns Blog

and hosts the weekly Strong Towns Podcast. He also works at Community Growth Institute,
a Minnesota-based organization that does innovative planning for small towns and rural areas. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota’s Institute of
Technology and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute. Mr. Marohn will provide Friday’s keynote address, speaking on the impact
land development practices have on local government budgets, fiscal resources, and policy decisions regarding transportation, infrastructure systems, and capital priorities.

In order to attend the keynote address, you have to sign up for a Friday event registration, which would allow you to attend all sessions and events held that day.  A one-day registration costs $185 (if you register by August. 3rd).  Below is information about the conference.

Waldorf Astoria (formerly Naples Grande)
Naples, Florida

Don't wait - early registration ends on August 3rd! There are only 10 days left to save money by registering early! Go to to view the conference brochure, read about the exciting speakers and mobile workshops available, and register.

    All the mobile workshops have been approved for AICP CM credits.(Please note that the kayak tour is full).  Conference sessions are being submitted for AICP CM credit.  Florida Bar credit is also being sought.

Regular registration ends on August 27th.

Hotel Reservations

Reservations at the Waldorf Astoria must be made by August 19th - but don't wait, the block is filling up.  The room rate in the block is $129/night.  Details can be found at
Reservations can be made online here.
(The Waldorf Astoria was formerly known as the Naples Grande - same great hotel, just a new name!)

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