Resilience in the Midst of Adversity

“Children should not have to leave their community to live, learn, and earn in a better one.”

There is a Bronx in every city and town on Earth, and their residents collectively hold the solutions to every problem humanity faces. Stephen Ritz has traveled the world to help transform neighborhoods that are fragmented and marginalized into communities that are inclusive and thriving. You can’t go from seed to harvest without cultivation in the middle. Using design-based problem solving to address urban revitalization, Stephen discusses how – through inspired education, local food systems, and 21st century workforce development – we can build livable, breathable, walkable, equitable, and prosperous communities.