Is your community on the rebound? What does it take to build resilient communities? Find out from Chuck Marohn at the Michigan Municipal League’s 2012 Convention on Mackinac Island October 3-5.

Marohn, Executive Director of Strong Towns and an author of Curbside Chat: a candid talk about the future of America’s cities, towns, and neighborhoods, will challenge our collective beliefs on growth and development. Chuck will share Strong Town’s Principles of Placemaking which help build resilient communities, and concepts that everyone concerned with Michigan’s cities and villages should know and understand. Click here to watch a video of Marohn discussing the difference between streets and roads. You can also follow Marohn on Twitter.

Check out the Convention agenda and more detailed list of topics to be discussed, including a discussion on some of the controversial ballot issues that may appear on the November ballot, new laws regarding cell towers, health care reform, how to secure grant funding for your community, how governments can address illegal drugs in their communities, collaborative innovation by Jeff DeGraff, local finance issues and strategies, and community design and sustainability. Be sure to register by Aug 31 to get the group discount rate at the Grand Hotel.

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