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Words by Henry Cisneros:
Great cities need a mix of housing types. While the city needs to be attentive to its economic and fiscal realities, it also needs to provide housing for its workers and create the richness that comes from a vibrant streetscape. Cities have to be attentive to include housing along with commercial and retail and then to make sure there is a mix of incomes. That adds to the sense of vibrancy, it makes the city more livable, it supports amenities, and creates a city where people can perform all of the functions a city should have: places where people live, work, learn, gather and govern themselves. That ought to be the goal of creating a truly inclusive and vibrant city.
Al Rendon is San Antonio’s photographer. He has spent a lifetime documenting our iconic places and unique culture. You can see more of his work at alrendon.com.
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Ricardo Romo, UTSA President and Photographer
Diego Bernal, City Councilman, DJ, Lawyer
Lori Houston, Center City Development Office Director
Naomi Shihab Nye, Poet
Davis Sprinkle, Architect
Bill Sinkin, Civil Rights Advocate and “Sun King”
Jorge Cortez, Artist and Restaurateur
Veronica Prida, Artist
Robert Tatum, Artist