Is the neighborhood a “unit of change?”

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Several weeks ago, a reader forwarded a link to an opinion written NY Times columnist David Brooks. The gist of the Brooks’ opinion is that positive change can and should happen at the neighborhood level. Brooks appears to be a fan of neighborhood “self-government” rather than one-size-fits-all public oversight at the state level. Curiously, Brook cites as an example the voluntary-membership neighborhood group, R.A.G.E., even though the group includes Continue ReadingIs the neighborhood a “unit of change?”