Run your city with business principles, just don’t run it with business values.
Many people associate Jacobs with a love of walkable neighborhoods, urban parks and historic buildings. What they fail to grasp is that these are means to an end, not the end itself.
Last week, a preliminary infrastructure spending plan was leaked, the way things like this often do in our nation’s capital.
Most American cities find themselves caught in the Growth Ponzi Scheme, experiencing a modest, short term illusion of wealth in exchange for enormous, long term liabilities.