I had the pleasure to present at the City of Memphis' 2019 Housing Summit on a session called, "Know Your Neighbor" with the great Donna Olds White from Building Memphis. In the session, I gave a brief history of how communities are intentionally planned and how public policy perpetuates conflict at the local level. This talk was refreshing as it allowed me to discuss issues with local practitioners about the issues Memphis is facing as a city. It's not surprising that it is following similar trends as other cities across the U.S. The global housing crisis is putting a lot of pressure on local communities, but there is hope with so many passionate people working to create the change they want to see in their own neighborhoods.