How Cities Can Reinvent Themselves

Successful cities and regions constantly reinvent themselves. Patterns of living and working change so transportation networks must be retrofitted. Employers need to attract and retain top talent and must be part of the solution. The economy is a whole new ball game. Governments need to learn how to retool how they are organized and reconfigure how to pay for what our cities need to thrive. Chicago is an ideal example of a city that is constantly reinventing itself. We don’t have all the answers but a few projects are promising, including a new investment in Bus Rapid Transit and the Chicago Infrastructure Trust, which will be highlighted in this talk.


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