Finding Common Ground through Planning

After having spent three full days gathering perspectives of community leaders and members in an urban neighborhood on the East Coast to inform a community planning process, I am reminded of a quote from Audre Lorde, an accomplished black feminist poet:

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”

Comprehensive planning, when done right, creates an opportunity for communities to recognize, accept and celebrate differences.

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