John McKnightis emeritus professor of education and social policy at Northwestern University and is cofounder and codirector of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute. He is the coauthor of Building Communities from the Inside Out and the author of The Careless Society. John serves on the Board of Directors of numerous community organizations including the Gamaliel Foundation and The National Training and Information Center.Peter Blockis an author and consultant. His work is about empowerment, stewardship, chosen accountability, and the reconciliation of community. Hersquo;s the author ofFlawless Consulting,Stewardship,The Answer to How is Yes, andCommunity.The American Planning Associationis an independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides leadesrhip in the development of vital communities.