Adolfo Carrión, head of the White House Office of Urban Affairs, wrote an entry on the official White House blog today. In it, he wrote about what happened in Philadelphia on the first stop of the administration’s National Conversation on the Future of America’s Cities and Metropolitan Areas.
Importantly, in closing, Carrión solicited additional input on questions and ideas for the tour:
The Philadelphia Conversation was a great start to the “National Conversation on the Future of America’s Cities and Metropolitan Areas.” At each stop on the tour we will bring local innovators together with Obama Administration staff to discuss ways in which Washington can be a partner and catalyst for community-based solutions, instead of a bureaucratic obstacle. We look forward to the next stop and the opportunity to hear from people who are working every day to ensure that their cities and neighborhoods are places of opportunity. For questions or ideas for the Urban Tour, please feel free to send a message to email@example.com.
Readers of this blog should take him up on that offer. If possible, please copy me (plester at unca.org) with your remarks.