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Charles Marohn

Charles Marohn — known as “Chuck” to friends and colleagues — is the founder and president of Strong Towns. He is a land use planner and civil engineer with decades of experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning, both from the University of Minnesota.

Marohn is the author of "Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity" (Wiley, 2019) and "Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Transportation for a Strong Town" (Wiley 2021). He hosts the Strong Towns Podcast and is a primary writer for Strong Towns’ web content. He has presented Strong Towns concepts in hundreds of cities and towns across North America.