It would have been heresy to suggest narrowing a street

Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher thinks back two decades to when he joined the city as a management intern. “It would have been heresy to suggest narrowing a street,” he says. The opening of Chase Field in 1998 is a prime example. Leaders worried that people would be trapped in congestion after games. “The idea […]

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 […]