We really have work to do!
Bruce Katz wrote in The Metro Revolution that the federal government has been withdrawing support for cities for decades. Well, it looks like we are in for at least four more years of eroding support for cities. So we are on our own – we need to regroup following this election and roll up our sleeves.
We have yet to see what a President Trump has planned for cities, but those of us who are working to make our cities more livable need to be more organized than ever. We have heard Donald Trump claim that he intends to “make America great again” – and we know that most of America's people, resources, challenges, and opportunities are in cities. We the People live, work, worship, and play in Metro America!
Let’s be an active voice and movement to give substance and power to America's claim to greatness -- and let's hold our President and the entire Congress to that claim. And let's hold our governors, state legislators, mayors, and city councils accountable -- This is not the time to cave in to discouragement!
Our cities of the laboratory of the Urban Century -- let's make cities livable for humanity and the planet!