April 30, 2019

‘Our Towns’ in ‘The Atlantic’

The Atlantic Our Towns Muncie

Jim and Deb see in Muncie, Indiana an illustration of the gap between the experimentation, freshness, practicality, and progress in many American cities and the faint national-level awareness of those developments or what they might collectively amount to.

Muncie specifically demonstrates several activities worth national notice:  a.) a specific local response to a global challenge and b.)  a major institutional and civic rearrangement in which a university becomes a prominent civic actor.

Read the story here.