Free Event Registration

image of Charles Marohn, President and Founder of Strong Towns

 September 21, 2022  | 7:15 PM

Ladner United Church (directions)

Our predicament is clear: we lack a sufficient supply of housing in Delta and the Lower Mainland yet our processes are bogged down, costs are skyrocketing, and we need to find ways to make things better.

To address the dysfunction at the root of our housing problems, we need to shift our approach. We must move away from a model in which large developers and centralized financial institutions have unprecedented sway over what is built and where, to a more antifragile housing ecosystem in which the bar to entry is low, and every neighborhood can undergo incremental change over time.

Free Registration | Breaking Out of the Housing Trap | Sep 21
Thank you for registering in advance! --- Our event capacity at the Ladner United Church is 220 and we are expecting a solid turnout. --- Every attendee who is registered will receive a FREE event ticket and, in the event that we reach our capacity, only those with an event ticket will be admitted.
ex. Delta Housing Be Mine Society, Delta, BC or Tsawwassen, BC
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Charles Marohn, known as “Chuck” to friends and colleagues, is the founder and president of Strong Towns. He is a professional engineer and a land use planner 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 of 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. Planetizen named him one of the 10 Most Influential Urbanists of all time.


What to Expect at the Event

  • Black Bond Books will have a book table with copies of Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity available for purchase. 
  • Chuck’s presentation will be followed by a moderated Q&A session where you can ask questions of our speaker. 
  • To help us cover our costs for this free event, we will be asking for donations from those who are in a position to contribute. E-transfer to or cash & cheque at the event. 
  • After the event concludes, we’re planning to head over to The Legion in Ladner for post-event discussion. 
  • Sponsors: We need to have a few sponsors to cover the costs of printing our program and promoting the event. If you would like to be a sponsor, please get in touch with us (


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