The New Localism
Kansas City is at the vanguard of what Jeremy Nowak, and his co-author Bruce Katz, see as a positive trend in societal problem solving: a shift from increasingly dysfunctional models of national governance to more flexible, multi-stakeholder forms of local authority.
Their book The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism examines how communities—including KC—are taking the lead in addressing issues ranging from economic competitiveness to social inclusion and environmental sustainability. Nowak, co-founder of New Localism Advisors and a distinguished visiting fellow at the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, discusses the development with local Kauffman Foundation President and CEO Wendy Guillies.
The event is co-presented by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.