Kansas City is a network of vibrant neighborhoods: Westport, Brookside, Crossroads, River Market and more. But these dynamic areas did not develop on their own. Neighborhoods take time; they take people who see opportunity. Our Fall 2017 issue of our alumni magazine, Res Ipsa, explores the lives of alumni and faculty who are working to develop housing and community spaces for those in need. In one article, “Reimagining the City,” Vincent “Butch” Rigby explains how Brookside East came to be and what he dreams for Kansas City.