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I. Welcome. 


Welcome to the CityCrafting Solutions blog, co-sponsored by CityCraft Community Partners, The CityCraft Foundation, and Solutions Journal.  This new blog represents our desire to build sustainable, equitable and resilient human habitat by featuring a way of practice in restoring communities developed over three generations we call “CityCrafting.” Rapid urbanization, climate change, income and asset inequality, and social isolation and the diminution of the social contract all interact to create very real consequences, especially for the most vulnerable among us. We are committed to advancing our understanding and implementation of the regenerative principles needed to build the flourishing, inclusive communities. Our blog will regularly feature our principals within CityCraft on a rotating weekly basis and will also bring in scholars, practitioners, thought leaders and others engaged in defining, implementing, and evaluating regenerative designs, processes and outcomes.

In addition, we also want to actively engage you, our reader.  Please respond to our blog entries and join the conversation to advance our thinking and practice.  We welcome candid conversation and constructive criticism, but this is not the place for ad hominem attacks or trolling, and we reserve the right to remove comments or block participants who do not engage in respectful dialogue.


II. Who are we?


CityCraft Community Partners

CityCraft Community Partners are John L. Knott, Jr., Michael Ibarra, and W. Andrew Gowder, Jr., scholars and practitioners in the areas of regenerative capital, governance and leadership.  CityCraft Community Partners is organized as a South Carolina benefit corporation and is engaged in working with communities by invitation to assist them in conceiving and implementing bioregional solutions that will result in investing in and growing local capacity.


The CityCraft Foundation

The CityCraft Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation principally engaged in founding, nurturing and connecting community nonprofit initiatives at the local and bioregional level.  The Foundation works in communities throughout the United States and is led by Executive Director Katherine Teague, based in Denver, Colorado.

by W. Andrew Gowder, Jr.