If there's one takeaway from the gush of changes and challenges delivered by real estate gurus at the just-concluded Urban Land Institute Florida Summit in St. Petersburg, it is this:
If we don't smarten up the way we grow as a society . . .
If we don't better educate young people more quickly . . .
If we don't figure out how to ease the crushing debt falling on young people facing bleaker job prospects . . .
And if we don't manage our physical, fiscal and creative resources more efficiently . . .
Then tomorrow in America won't be very pretty.
A dire forecast? You bet.
The rest of the article by Robert Trigaux is well worth reading: Trends say: Pick up economic, education pace or get left behind - Tampa Bay Times.