Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

The Urban State of Mind

Note: I’m keeping this ebook post pinned to the top during the holiday shopping season. Scroll down for new content.

Here’s a reminder that my first Urbanophile Kindle e-book is out, conveniently in time for the holidays. It’s called “The Urban State of Mind: Meditations on the City” and you can get it at that link from Amazon. The e-book contains 28 of the best, most challenging, most make you think posts from nearly 1,200 articles during the first seven years of the Urbanophile. It’s a great introduction to my work. But what’s more, even for those of you who’ve already read everything, I’m including two new original essays as well as seven brief meditations on the city.

In The Urban State of Mind I write about innovation, talent attraction and brain drain, global soft power, sustainability, economic development, and localism. The essays are designed to provide a different angle on the issue from the conventional wisdom and prompt you to really start thinking about and wrestling with these complex and challenging issues.

And yes, you can give a Kindle book as a gift. So pick one up for yourself, and send copies to your friends you want to get more engaged on the key issues facing our cities.


6 Responses to “The Urban State of Mind”

  1. Racaille says:

    What was that noise? Joel Kotkin’s head exploding.

    “Companies Say Goodbye to the ‘Burbs – Young Talent Wants to Live in Chicago, Not Libertyville”

  2. Tone says:

    Lol, I hope Kotkin does not get paid for what he writes.

  3. What does Joel Kotkin have to do with this post?

    Comments are welcome, but please stay on topic.

  4. Kuan says:

    Hi – quick question. Is it possible to get this book in any other form than kindle? ie – a pdf?

  5. Jon Seisa says:

    Aaron, what an absolute superb and marvelous review by Curiouser & Curiouser on your ebook, you must be on cloud nine, tickled pink and gracefully humbled all at the same time. How utterly exciting! Well done.

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. It's great for anyone who cares about our cities.

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