Episode 14 – Amazon HQ2 / CA wildfires / Genuine community engagement
Today’s episode is a bit of a Thanksgiving grab-bag. Kevin and Jordan discuss:
what cities (of any size) can learn from the Amazon HQ2 contest about economic development and “being your best you” [1:10]
what the California wildfires should be telling cities about the implications of their development patterns [19:20]
whether “criticize then commit” is a philosophy city leaders can employ in citizen engagement [30:20]
We also take a few moments at the end [50:00] to let you know about a few cool things we’re working on.
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(The music in this episode is from Custodian of Records)