Author, Saving America's Cities
David McDonald has observed firsthand the exodus out of hundreds of cities, many over a period of several decades. He observed what cities did to try and regain their lost “vibrance.” Time after time, they made virtually the same mistakes and almost never seemed to win. Understanding the true nature of the exodus is critical to understanding the solution – and there is a solution. Several stellar cities did the right things to save themselves – mostly by accident. Yet every single time, when cities did these key things right thing, it worked… Always! Read More >
In this riveting keynote speech, David McDonald will not only walk you through the true history of errors, but uncover how several cities have been rejuvenated and how their lessons can be applied effectively elsewhere. First, he looks at what really took retail, entertainment, and businesses out of many of our cities, examining the nature of the mistakes made. He will then walk you through the cities that have begun to regain their vibrance – how they did it and why it worked. You will learn the methodical and systematic way that you can begin the process of saving your own cities. With customized statistics for the cities in your region, McDonald can provide the perfect roadmap for the future.