Before you begin crafting your discussion response for this week, be sure to read required materials and watch Episode Two of the Designing Healthy Communities PBS miniseries. These episodes are designed to work with the readings to give you a broad understanding of the topics that we discuss in class.
Take a look at the importance of strong leadership and planning in both Charleston and Elgin and answer the following questions:
•Who were the important players, or partners, in these cities?
•How did their leadership succeed?
•How did their leadership fail?
•What were the long-term goals for each city’s revival?
•Describe your thoughts on the successes and failures in both cities.
Now, choose a city other than Charleston and Elgin and discuss how your chosen city might benefit from the lessons learned in Elgin and Charleston.
In your response, be sure to identify: 1) your chosen city, 2) a leadership issue(s) in that city and the time period in which it (they) occurred (can be a current issue, too), 3) the leadership involved in the issue, and 4) how the lessons learned in Elgin and Charleston relate to these issues.
State your chosen city at the beginning of your post. Try to choose a city that is different from that used by your classmates. Post your response by Thursday and comment on at least two other students’ posts by Sunday night.