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:
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: khanacademy.org
Chip Conley: Measuring What Makes Life Worthwhile