I am a real estate developer, urban revitalization strategy consultant, MacArthur Fellow and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. I am responsible for the creation and successful implementation of numerous economic developments, technology & green-infrastructure projects, policies and job training & placement systems. I apply my corporate consulting practice focused on talent-retention to reducing Brain Drain in American low-status communities. I have firsthand experience pioneering sustainable economic development in one of America's most storied low-status communities: the South Bronx. My teams and I develop vision, strategies and the type of development that transforms low-status communities into thriving mixed-use local economies. My approach harnesses capital flows resulting from American re-urbanization to help increase wealth building opportunities across demographics left out of all historic financial tide changes. My work produces long term fiscal benefits for governments, residents, and private real estate developments throughout North America.