There are over 25,000 incorporated communities in America. How many of these are truly successful? How is it that some small towns and rust belt cities are prospering, while many others are suffering disinvestment, loss of identity, and even abandonment?
Why are some communities able to maintain their historic character and quality of life in the face of a rapidly changing world, while others have lost the very features that once gave them distinction and appeal? How can communities, both big and small, grow without losing their heart and soul?
Ed McMahon, Senior Resident Fellow at the Urban Land Institute posed these questions at the start of his recent "Secrets of Successful Communities" series on PlannersWeb. Want the answers? You'll have to join us on this week's call!
Secrets of Successful Communities with Ed McMahon Thursday, August 22, 2013 3-4 PM EDT Note the change from our usual time slot!
Register Now Ed McMahon brings years of experience traveling, researching, observing and working with cities and towns across the country. Join us for our next call and an exclusive interview with Ed, where you'll hear more about his seven secrets of success, as well as the stories of communities across the country that have embraced them and reaped the benefits.
This call is the third in a summer capacity building series in partnership with Community Matters.