Ours is a city that has a rich, and sometimes challenged, history. But too often we St. Louisans use the language of history as a way to limit our ambitions and our potential. Any great city and people must think beyond what has brought them to the present. The future is bigger than the past.
Long-time St. Louis advocate, former CEO of a global law firm and civic project veteran, Walter chairs the $380 million initiative connecting the Gateway Arch with the city and the river and re-imagining the Arch grounds to link the boundless future the Arch symbolizes with the rich heritage St. Louis celebrates.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx