The Trib Talks forums to date have made it clear that the citizens of Columbia are concerned about where we are going as a community. The rapid growth over the last 10 years has resulted in tensions and stressed existing divides of place and race, town and gown, “old” and “new” Columbia. How can we as citizens heal the divides? Key approaches discussed during the forums were to use more “citizen centered” planning, address existing inequities, and build bridges between groups. We will consider each of these further on this blog, and on our February 11 forum. Add your thoughts below, or take our survey.