An important first step in making a great civic project succeed is bringing together the right people to guide it. And to put together the right team, you have to know what it takes to make projects succeed.
Progress comes two ways to cities: by inches or in great leaps. Both are needed, but they follow different paths.
Civic projects are how we accomplish big intentional changes in cities. Why, then, do we know so little about them?
Seeing the opportunity for change is the genius of leadership and often involves finding paths that are hidden to everyone else. Herding people through those passages is the practice of leadership. Here’s how to be better at the genius parts of leadership.
A professor left an Ivy League university to work in city government. What he learned in city hall was important, but what he missed was even more important.