“Progress of the cities is in everyone’s best interest,” explains longtime columnist and thought leader Neal Peirce. I am simply forwarding his message below because he speaks directly to the work going on in Fresno and communities across the globe. Residents have come together to solve problems that have outgrown old ideas, beliefs and structures. Fascinating, inspiring and heartwarming results are showing up—“bright spots”—across the world in unexpected places. Cities give us a sense of identity, pride and ownership—or they don’t. The choice is made by the inhabitants. Do they sit back and wait for someone else to do the hard work of community building, or do they take responsibility for their part?
I encourage you to read his column and sign up to get news you are unlikely to get anywhere else. His team is looking for the best in humanity. His approach is asset-based. He is a steward and he considers the globe his community. He is after facts, he is committed to telling the truth, and he will challenge us to be more and do more.
His mission is “ to generate light for cities, humankind’s prime home for this century and likely long into the future.” If you read an earlier bulletin, you know Neal is very familiar with the work going on in Fresno. As a wise millennial said, “There is not a problem that has not been solved somewhere.” Neal aims to make it possible to find each other.