Resilience + Inclusiveness + Authenticity = A Lovable City
What makes a
great lovable city, however small or large? The brain trust at The Phillips Center for Health and Well-Being has narrowed the formula to three elements:
Resilience • Inclusiveness • Authenticity
The work of the center, like with most that look at urban issues, is focused on our largest cities. That doesn’t mean the lessons aren’t adaptability to micro-urban centers like Traverse City. In fact, I think our size just makes it easier to carry out great ideas. The graphic below is an entry into the center’s resources. I’d actually like to mimic this with a graphic of Traverse City…hmmm.
For more discussion on the project, you can go to Switchboard: Natural Resource Defense Council staff blog where the above poster was found.
What about your community?
- What makes it resilient?
- How inclusive is it?
- Where are its authentic places?