The Urban Institute hosted a discussion about innovative solutions emanating from communities around the United States.
For many, fears about the challenges facing our families, our communities, and our country have become routine. But Deborah and James Fallows have made the case in their new book, Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America, that there is reason for hope. People across the country are as innovative as ever, finding new solutions to present-day problems and building communities ready for the changes in technology, the climate, the economy, and society that we’ll face in the decades ahead. And some local successes might offer the key to increasing well-being for all people across the country.
What is making people feel so optimistic about the future? What will it take to boost this sense of hope and possibility? Deborah and James Fallows shared their answers to these questions and more in conversation with Urban Institute president Sarah Rosen Wartell.
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