THE CORK'S BEEN POPPED... WHAT'S NEXT FOR YOUR CITY?
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
You’ve popped the cork. The champagne has been poured into the glasses of all the citizens as you collectively celebrate the emergence of your city from the ashes. With every new coffee shop, restaurant and retail space, you marvel at the newfound vibrancy of your home that you were afraid to call home for so long. It’s a battle cry, and it becomes a part of you, as you walk the streets again, enjoying the fruits of your grassroots pro-local movement.
All this is necessary and good. Momentum is launched with positivity as its steady rocket, boosting your city to new heights. But often, when cities stop and marvel at the steps they’ve taken to rise again, they forget that this is just the first (and often easiest) step on a long and often difficult road.