HOW THE MAKER MOVEMENT IS REWRITING THE RULES FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INSIDE OUR CITIES
WHAT YOU'LL FIND INSIDE
ADVANCED PRAISE FOR MAKER CITY
This is a wonderfully specific and useful book about one of the most promising economic and social trends in America. The positive prospects that Peter Hirschberg, Dale Dougherty, and Marcia Kadanoff lay out closely match what I have seen in cities across the country. And the spirit of resilient adaptability that they portray, including with practical steps on fostering it, will be an important part in the next stage of U.S. economic growth
Maker City is a manifesto for productive change in America’s cities. With sharp vignettes and instances from around the country, the book depicts a new groundswell of entrepreneurial and civic-minded energy that is bringing tech people and crafts people together to work–city by city–to create new partnerships to reinvigorate city-based industries.
Maker City shows with clarity and rich examples ways in which cities can harness the tremendous potential of the Maker movement and urban manufacturing to create a more resilient local economy and more vibrant city.
Maker City is a must read for anyone concerned with the economic future of their community, city, or nation. I believe that this is one of the most important urban planning books since Jane Jacobs The Death and Life of American Cities. It compels, no… demands that we all go to work on the future of our cities. The Maker City is an achievable vision. If you care about the future or want to help create it… read this book.
Begins the conversation about how to remake our cities for the better in a way that sidesteps partisan politics. Reading this I’m optimistic … for what our cities could be, thanks to the Maker movement.
Chock full of examples of how Maker Cities are getting cities right in ways that are clever, inspiring, highly replicable, and sustainable, not faddish.