Strong America Book Tour -- Prince George's County Maryland

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Greenbelt Community Center

15 Crescent Road

Greenbelt, MD 20770

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How can our towns get stronger — not weaker — when our economy changes? What can we learn from the earliest days of city building about building better places tomorrow? And what can active citizens, local officials, and ordinary people do today to make their cities more sustainable, more people-oriented, and more prosperous?

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Acclaimed author and urbanism thought leader Charles L. Marohn of Strong Towns will visit Prince George's County on October 8th, 2019 to help answer these questions and to participate in a discussion about how the Strong Towns approach can help improve our towns.

At 6:30pm, Marohn will be available to sign books and discuss the Strong Towns approach in an informal community potluck reception at Proteus Bicycles in College Park. Proteus is located at 9827 Rhode Island Ave. in College Park.

At 8pm, Marohn will present some of the most powerful stories of his book Strong Towns: A Bottom Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity, at Greenbelt's historic community center. The discussion will focus on using insights from Strong Towns book to highlight paths to community sustainability and prosperity, while preserving our uniqueness. The presentation and discussion will be in Room 201, Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road in Greenbelt.

Both the College Park and Greenbelt events are free and open to the public.

Using an innovative, hands-on approach, The Strong America presentation begins by showcasing why so many towns in North America are struggling financially despite decades of robust growth, and then invites the audience to “choose their own adventure” from a range of presentation tracks and go deeper into just one area where their unique community can make a change today. Designed to be dynamic and bespoke to each town, the Strong America presentation is part community conversation, part lecture from an expert, and the catalyst you need for your place to become financially stronger.

Both College Park and Greenbelt events will be followed by a book signing with the author. Books will be available for sale on site.

Logistics:

Proteus Bicycles has ample car parking, indoor and outdoor bike parking, and is served by Metrobus and Shuttle UM. The store is a 10 minute walk from the Greenbelt Metro Station.

The Greenbelt Community Center is about 2 miles from the Greenbelt Metro (too far to walk for most), but is served by Metrobus, RideOn, and ShuttleUM. There is ample free car parking and available bike parking.

Hosts and sponsors:

These Strong Towns book events in Prince George’s county are sponsored by the Greenbelt Community Development Corporation, Maryland Milestones/ATHA Inc., the City of College Park, Beltway Plaza, and Proteus Bicycles. Both events are free and open to the public. Local press should please RSVP to Jeff Lemieux at jlemieux256@gmail.com or call 301 852 9795 for additional materials and advance.



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Greenbelt Community Center

15 Crescent Road

Greenbelt, MD 20770

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