Enter the Ether

Cities = innovation, right?  Back in March, the guys at Deft Collective in Hartford asked me to join them for for their inaugural podcast.  The subject was urbanism, and we got into great discussion about history, resilience, what it means to be innovative, and why cities do or do not spur innovation.

Ether Podcast: The Modern City

The podcast was recorded at a local watering hole, so you'll hear plenty of background chatter and glass clinking.  Contrary to the occasional narrative you hear that the internet and exponentially increased communication threaten to render cities irrelevant ... I remain serenely convinced that they actually do so for the sprawling suburbs instead, and that they're making cities and town centers more interesting and livable.  After all, recording a podcast at a TGIFridays on the turnpike just feels a little lame.