Respondents were asked to rank the top five factors that make up an “ideal community.” The results:
1. Locally owned businesses nearby
2. Being able to stay in the same neighborhood while aging
3. Availability of sidewalks
4. Energy-efficient homes
5. Availability of transit
With more educated young adults move into urban centers, the church should take notice. Is it possible for the church to be at the center of a city’s life and culture by participating in the planning process?