Stronger Lancaster: A Conversation with Chuck Marohn

Hourglass is proud to host Chuck Marohn, founder & president of Strong Towns, for a community conversation.

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ware Center

42 N. Prince Street

Lancaster, PA 17603




Hourglass is pleased to host Chuck Marohn, founder & president of Strong Towns, for a community conversation. In this presentation Chuck will highlight some of the most powerful stories in his book, “Strong Towns: A Bottom Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity,” and use those insights to highlight a path to community prosperity that’s as unique as Lancaster. Using an innovative, hands-on approach, this presentation will showcase why so many towns in North America are struggling financially despite decades of robust growth. Part community conversation, part lecture from an expert, this talk will be a catalyst for every town in Lancaster to be safe, livable and financially resilient.


  • 5-6 PM Reception with complimentary wine, beverages and hors d’oeuvres
  • 6-7 PM Presentation from Chuck Marohn
  • 7-7:30 PM Audience Q&A
  • 7:30-8:00 Book Signing with Chuck

Book Signing: Chuck’s books 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) will be available for purchase at the event, or in advance at Read Rose Books (23 N Prince Street, Lancaster, PA).

Bonus Presentation: Everyone who purchases a ticket to this forum will be invited to join Chuck virtually the following morning, April 13 at 9 AM, as he meets with local experts for a conversation on housing. That presentation, “Breaking Out of the Housing Trap,” will focus on the root causes of America’s interrelated housing crises and will identify some rational responses that our community can take. This event is being co-hosted by the Coalition for Smart Growth and Coalition for Sustainable Housing and will also feature local housing data. You will have the opportunity to watch this conversation via livestream or later via video recording.

About Chuck Marohn

Marohn is the author of Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity, and Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Transportation for a Strong Town. 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. Chuck is an expert on designing safe streets, advocating for incremental housing, creating financially resilient downtowns, solving infrastructure challenges, and community engagement for positive neighborhood change.

Thank you to our Forum Sponsors

Martin-Harnish Foundation

Coalition for Sustainable Housing

Coalition for Smart Growth

Lancaster County Community Foundation

Lapp Electric

Davison Associates, LLC

ELA Group

Garber Metrology

Members 1st Credit Union

Monty & Molly Milner

Bob & Linda Groff

Paul Mueller