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Welcome to — September 7

Welcome to This week is about challenging cities – and the nation – to up their game. Neal Peirce writes that there’s never been a better time for our nation and its states to start work repairing its aging infrastructure – if only they’ll accept the challenge. … Guest columnist Richard Louv, using Houston as an example, proposes that a city that decides to increase its nature quotient will have a competitive advantage – but again, if only they’ll accept the challenge.