In this issue, we focus on a variety of development projects and the
impact they are having on their respective communities. In Rocky
Mount, North Carolina, and Kansas City, Missouri, we examine
how downtown venues have become magnets for tourists and
residents. Deep in the heart of Texas, a pair of new sports tourism
and recreation venues promise to set their cities apart from others.
And, we meet a real-life Leslie Knope, who fearlessly stood up for
parks and recreation in her city.