The amazement has not faded

Six years later, Tommy Espinoza’s amazement has not faded. The CEO of Phoenix-based Raza Development Fund recalls the press conference when the Sustainable Communities Collaborative was announced. “I was blown away because every mayor was there. So were council members and elected officials from each city.” That was the plan. The Collaborative’s founders knew lasting […]

An audacious premise

The Sustainable Communities Collaborative began with an audacious premise. In a culture that emphasizes competition, it would ask people to set aside their self-interest and work toward a common goal. It would bring diverse interests into the room and ask them to share ideas, stretch beyond where they were comfortable and accept that getting less […]