I’m a big fan of TED Talks, and here’s another TED talks moment; this one is Majora Carter: Greening the ghetto about her work as a resident in the South Bronx, what went wrong there, and how she’s trying to change it. She also talks about her brief conversation with Al Gore and getting help from the top down (aka, from the outside). Inspiring and instructional stuff for those wanting to undertake significant community transformation efforts with or without missional hopes. Since there’s nothing like a soundbyte, how about when at 7:20, Majora imparts this insight about inner cities:
“Economic degradation begets environmental degradation, which begets social degradation.”
Thanks for this. I am moved, challenged and ready to do something.