GUESTS: CLARK SMELTZER; CHUCK MAHRON
Oh August, where did you go? You were here just a minute ago, and now you’re down to less than a day, and it’s time to welcome September. We’re racing towards the Autumnal Equinox, which means the beginning of Daylight Rationing Time™. So make sure your lights and reflective gear are a part of evening rides from here on out.
Part and parcel of fall is Cyclo-Cross, and the Providence Cyclo-Cross Festival (aka Holy Week) is coming up in early October. The festival will feature three days of racing, a massive consumer and industry expo, expanded food court, and fun for kids and families. Clark Smeltzer is on the show this week to tell you all about it.
Our second guest this week is Chuck Marohn, Founder and President of Strong Towns. Strong Towns is a “non-profit, non-partisan organization that helps America’s towns achieve financial strength and resiliency.” Chuck is one of a new wave of certified planners who sees that the municipal development models used over the past 50-60 years are both inefficient and inherently unsustainable from a financial standpoint. Strong Towns is educating and advocating for development practices that put people at the center of community development.