This past week I attended the CNUs annual conference which, this year, was held in Dallas. It was a tremendously useful and inspiring few days. Upon returning I was going to write a summary to share, but PlaceMakers did such a wonderful job that I thought it would be better to direct you to theirs! [click here]
Our cities and towns have seen a lot of changes in the past 100 years. Some good, some bad. As always, we have the option to continue on and ignore past mistakes, or we can learn from them and make the changes necessary to our planning and legislative processes that will enable us to provide a framework that fosters community rather than breaking it down. Those changes will require citizen engagement at all levels, but the happiest person is the engaged and invested person.