Start-Up City - Gabe Klein (Paperback)

Inspiring Private & Public Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done, and Having Fun

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In Start-Up City, Gabe Klein, with David Vega-Barachowitz, demonstrates how to affect big, directional change in cities, and how to do it fast. Klein offers guidance for cutting through the morass and a roadmap for getting real, meaningful projects done quickly and having fun while doing it.

Product Details

Barcode
9781610916905
Department
Books
Released
15 Oct 2015
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Gabe Klein
David Vega-barachowitz
David Vega-barachowitz (Collaborator)
David Vega-barachowitz (Contributor)
Robin Chase (Foreward By)
Subtitle
Inspiring Private and Public Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done, and Having Fun
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Island Pr
Edition
3rd None ed.
Language
English
Number of Pages
130
Dimensions
152 x 152mm (153g)

Annotation

"The public-private partnerships of the future will need to embody a triple-bottom-line approach that focuses on the new P3: people-planet-profit. This book is for anyone who wants to improve the way that we live in cities, without waiting for the glacial pace of change in government or corporate settings. If you are willing to go against the tide and follow some basic lessons in goal setting, experimentation, change management, financial innovation, and communication, real change in cities is possible."--

Summary

  • In Start-Up City, Gabe Klein, with David Vega-Barachowitz, demonstrates how to effect big, directional change in cities&;and how to do it fast. Klein's objective is to inspire what he calls &;public entrepreneurship,&; a start-up-pace energy within the public sector, brought about by leveraging the immense resources at its disposal. Klein offers guidance for cutting through the morass, and a roadmap for getting real, meaningful projects done quickly and having fun while doing it.
    This book is for anyone who wants to change the way that we live in cities without waiting for the glacial pace of change in government.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Architecture
BISAC Subject 1
Architecture / Urban & Land Use Planning
BISAC Subject 2
Architecture / Sustainability & Green Design
BISAC Subject 3
Political Science / Government / Local
BISAC Subject 4
Architecture / Urban & Land Use Planning
BISAC Subject 5
Architecture / Urban & Land Use Planning
BIC Classification 1
City & town planning - architectural aspects
BIC Classification 2
Public administration
BIC Classification 3
Urban & municipal planning
Library Subject 1
New business enterprises
Library Subject 2
Urban renewal - United States
Library Subject 3
Public-private sector cooperation - United States
Dewey Classification
720

Author Bio

Gabe Klein is the former DOT director under Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration in Chicago and former Director of the District DOT under Mayor Adrian M. Fenty. Before working in local government, Klein worked at a few start-ups, including Zipcar. In 2015, in addition to his other roles, he joined Fontinalis Partners as an SVP (Special Venture Partner) on their new fund. Klein continues to advise a number of technology/transportation start-ups including Bridj, where he provides leadership on strategy. He is on the board of NACTO and Streetsblog. David Vega-Barachowitz is the former Director of the Designing Cities initiative at the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO). He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in urban planning at MIT.