Josh Yates is the Director at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at UVA. They’ve got project called Thriving Cities, which provides a framework for thinking about building healthy cities. Josh talks about how a city is more like a complex ecosystem, than a factory with levers (11:00). He shares the six elements, or “endowments”, that contribute to a city’s thriving (16:20). And they discuss the importance of unexpected, unusual coalitions to the life of a city (30:45). If you like cities, this one is for you.

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