Behind many great civic projects is a mixture of unlikely relationships and creativity. You can do some things to make the magic happen. But you also need a little luck.
By design or by chance, cities are headed somewhere. But where? And if there’s a vision for your city, how do you know if it can succeed? The answer lies in demographics.
The final phase in a community change process is persuading the decision makers. The most effective way is by painting the need and vision vividly, and by presenting decision makers with just the details they want.
What leaders need is a theory of change simple enough to fit on a single sheet of paper but which fully explains how complicated and diverse communities make up their minds to do something different . . . and get it done. Here it is.