Suggested Links

We’re inspired by the ideas of people who think seriously about cities and urban planning, particularly Harvard professor Edward Glaeser, author of Triumph of the City. And as we work major issues of urban vitalization such as education and entrepreneurship, we’re considering the ideas and philosophies of important thinkers such as Sir Ken Robinson and Sal Khan.


Here are some links to books, articles, and videos that inspire us, and that we hope may inspire you, too:

Urban Planning

Edward Glaeser: Triumph of the City

Richard Florida: The Rise of the Creative Class

Jane Jacobs: Downtown is for People

Graham Hill: Less Stuff, More Happiness

Geoffrey West: The Surprising Math of Cities and Corporations

Jonah Lehrer: A Physicist Solves the City

Alex Steffen: The Shareable Future of Cities

William H. Whyte: The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces

Michael Mehaffy: The Power of Jane Jacobs’ “Web Way of Thinking”



Sir Ken Robinson: Schools Kill Creativity

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the Learning Revolution!

Sal Khan: Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education

Sal Khan:


Chip Conley: Measuring What Makes Life Worthwhile