Things just aren’t like they used to be, a point Strong Towns co-founder and president Charles “Chuck” Morohn Jr. tried to drive home with an audience gathered at the Greensboro Center Tuesday evening for a “Curbside Chat.”
He used examples of ancient Ur and Rome, cities built around predominantly walking populations and how it took thousands of years to evolve to automobile-centric infrastructure in the 1940s. During that span, he said cities used new technologies and applied trial and error to incrementally advance. Since World War II, however, he said that philosophy had drastically changed and had cost cities and counties nationwide.
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