A New Kind of Problem Solving

Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak's third highlighted feature of New Localism in their book The New Localism is that it, "reflects a commitment to a new kind of problem solving that is distinct from the uniformity of policymaking."  American cities and metropolitan regions are leaders in innovation, diffusion, and development in the United States. The … Continue reading A New Kind of Problem Solving

Activity Versus Passivity

Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius believed that we existed on this planet to be active, creative, thoughtful, and engaged with the world around us.  At multiple points in his book Meditations he reminds us the value of action in our lives and the value of striving to work toward something.  Toward the end of his book brings … Continue reading Activity Versus Passivity

A Full Life: Challenges, Failures, and Successes

Writing about facing life's challenges and accepting failure Colin Wright in his book Act Accordingly states, “Living life to the fullest is not about winning every time and avoiding the aspects of life that prove too onerous.  Its about unabashedly facing challenges, failures, and yes, even successes with a smile, moving ever-forward toward a more ideal … Continue reading A Full Life: Challenges, Failures, and Successes