A Maker City is a Jazz City

In this talk at Techonomy Detroit Peter speaks about the economic and cultural forces at work remaking our cities. The term Maker City captures the notion that our cities are laboratories for economic and cultural development, and entrepreneurship. Cities are our great platform for experimentation and prototyping ideas. Maker City also reflects the emergence of the maker movement and its characteristic “can-do” attitude. It reflects a set of changes that will impact education, economic development, and civic engagement. It could be an important force in re-defining the future of manufacturing in the United States, bringing back local production.

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