March 10, 2010 1:52 AM

Commentary: We must keep doing things that work

Warren Buffett leads a troop of officials, reporters, and a guy with a boom mike into the just-finished new apartment. Five years ago, after the levees failed, this area was ten feet underwater. Now, on this bitterly cold morning early in March, it is a construction zone ringed by chainlink fences, and one of the richest men in America wanders around what will eventually be some family's home. This is part of the inaugural meeting of the Purpose Built Communities network, to which civic leaders from around the country have come. And, it is an attempt to export "What Works."

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