Interview someone living in a struggling city or region to learn more.
Do you know someone who lives in a struggling community? Interview him or her to understand what life looks like where they live. What evidence can they point to that shows their city’s or region's struggles? How they are coping? Why do they stay? What are their hopes and dreams for where they live?
‘A product of the creative encounter between the man-made and the natural, between order and disorder, the garden can offer productive metaphors for the interactions between human life and time, care, thought or space.’
Rockford, IL is one of the worst hit US cities: unemployment reaching nearly 16 percent. The NY Times compiled audio interviews/photos of 24 people there: assembly worker, CEO, police sergeant, teacher, military recruiter, small business owner, etc.