Playback speed
Share post
Share post at current time

Author Charles Marohn on How to Fix Cities

Episode Twelve of the Thesis Driven Leader Series

While Charles Marohn began his career as a civil engineer, he soon realized that the problems plaguing American urban design—particularly in the suburbs—ran deep. So he quit his engineering job and began writing about how to redesign cities for livability and people rather than cars. His work—including books Strong Towns and Confessions of a Recovering Engineerheavily influenced the New Urbanist movement as well as the past decade of innovation in urban design and real estate development.

In this episode, Marohn joins me on the final episode of Season One of the Thesis Driven Leader Series to discuss the future of cities. We'll touch on the design and policy interventions that would save lives and improve our cities' finances as well as how real estate developers should approach designing better places.  We'll also discuss the role that technology can - and cannot - play in making cities better.

Marohn brings a perspective and insights that will be relevant for anyone looking to innovate in the built world. As always, you can listen here on Substack or on the following platforms:

This is our final episode of Season One of the podcast—we hope all our listeners enjoyed it and will subscribe to us here on Substack as well as across Apple, Spotify, and YouTube to be notified when we come back with more. Until then, we’ll keep covering these themes through the Thesis Driven newsletter.

If you liked the podcast, I know you’ll love our deep dive writing on the newsletter. Please consider becoming a paid subscriber at the link below.

Brad Hargreaves

NB: Special thanks to my better half Amanda Moskowitz for her help producing these shows for each of the past twelve weeks.

Thesis Driven is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.

1 Comment
Thesis Driven
Thesis Driven Leader Series
At Thesis Driven, we research and write about trends in the built world. Join Thesis Driven founder Brad Hargreaves as he interviews the leading voices at the intersection of real estate, cities, innovation and technology. Guests include innovators like Zillow founder Spencer Rascoff, the renowned East Coast developer MaryAnne Gilmartin, AOL founder and real estate visionary Steve Case and many more top change makers in real estate.