Blaine plays a high stakes game with Josh Yates, asking him to make split second decisions about which unusual coalition he likes better.
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.
To build a healthy, flourishing city means adopting a new mindset.