I stumbled upon this site and would like to formally say that it is very inspiring. When I came across it I noticed a few names that I recognized from the Urban Planet site, notably Lmich and hood.
I was wondering what the goal, of this site is, besides simply posting about development news. Are you looking to grow and add members? Market the site? Become a resource for people in the economic development field? To be sure, I really like this site and would like to help it reach whatever goals deemed adequate.
Personally, I am the former executive director of Reo Town and know several of the people whose projects are discussed in these forums and I think that they would be very interested in the conversations and information posted here. I guess I see this as a resource for the powers that be to ponder the public opinion of projects, in discussions that are handled in a very professional manner. I am willing to encourage my colleagues to check out this site, if it is cool with the administrators here.
I dont want to do anything without approval first.