Increasingly it is cities and towns, rather than states or countries, that are being asked to take the lead in developing and implementing policies on everything from climate adaptation to addressing housing inequality to upgrading infrastructure. Yet historically, these smaller jurisdictions are ill-equipped to meet this challenge. In his new book, Start-Up City: Inspiring Private and Public Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done, and Having Fun, Gabe Klein tackles head-on all the things that impede the public sector from acting more nimbly: the perennial under-staffing, the weight of bureaucracy, legacy systems and regulation, and the often-adversarial relationship with the private sector.
Gabe Klein is a relentless advocate for making the built environment better, and in his keynote he will discuss how, by following certain basic principles, individuals can be true change agents, the private and public sectors can align their motives and goals around a shared vision for the future, and rapid change and disruption can be harnessed to make these places more livable, resilient and fun.
The 2016 Redevelopment Forum is set for Friday, March 11 at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick! Check the right rail for links to get RSS or email updates as the Forum program takes shape.
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