Thursday, June 14th, 2012
In conjunction with my City Journal article “The Second-Rate City?” I recorded a podcast about Chicago with managing editor Ben Plotinsky. This covers some of the same material in the article, with additional color commentary. It’s embedded below, but won’t show up for you in Google Reader and such, so click here to listen.
The Urban State of Mind: Meditations on the City is the first Urbanophile e-book, featuring provocative essays on the key issues facing our cities, including innovation, talent attraction and brain drain, global soft power, sustainability, economic development, and localism. Included are 28 carefully curated essays out of nearly 1,200 posts in the first seven years of the Urbanophile, plus 9 original pieces. Great for anyone who cares about our cities, The Urban State of Mind also makes a great gift this holiday season.
About the Urbanophile
Aaron M. Renn is an opinion-leading urban analyst, consultant, speaker, and writer on a mission to help America’s cities thrive and find sustainable success in the 21st century.