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Here’s How to Save Cities But I Doubt People Will Listen (Part 2)

In yesterday’s email, I explained how the secret to saving cities was not to “think outside the box,” but rather to smash the box. As promised, here are some of my “destroy…

In yesterday’s email, I explained how the secret to saving cities was not to “think outside the box,” but rather to smash the box. As promised, here are some of my “destroy the box” ideas for Cities 2.0. A) CITYBUCKS (e.g. NYCBucks, LABucks, etc.) A big problem facing cities is our addiction to Amazon. I […]

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Here’s How to Save Cities But I Doubt People Will Listen (Part 1)

I don’t care how many people talk about “grit” or “energy.” I don’t care about the history or the romance of a city. “Grit” won’t generate the money needed to pay garbage…

I don’t care how many people talk about “grit” or “energy.” I don’t care about the history or the romance of a city. “Grit” won’t generate the money needed to pay garbage collectors, or teachers, or healthcare workers. People said to me, “Why don’t you focus on solutions instead of just writing that NYC is […]

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