From the blog:
"The President has asked us to lead a conversation about what makes sense for the future of cities and metros, given the new realities we face. I'm thrilled that President Obama has asked us to take this conversation to the experts. The experts, of course, are the people in communities who have figured out how to rebuild neighborhoods, build businesses, educate their kids, make their communities safe, clean up the environment, or come up with the latest technological or scientific innovation, in spite of government. The President says that "Washington can't solve all our problems change in this country comes not from the top-down, but from the bottom up." President Obama believes that government should serve to support American ingenuity and creativity."