Start-Up City: Inspiring Private and Public Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done, and Having Fun

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Island Press, 15 באוק׳ 2015 - 256 עמודים
There has been a revolution in urban transportation over the past five years—set off by start-ups across the US and internationally. Sleek, legible mobility platforms are connecting people to cars, trains, buses, and bikes as never before, opening up a range of new transportation options while improving existing ones. While many large city governments, such as Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C., have begun to embrace creative forms and processes of government, mstill operate under the weight of an unwieldy, risk-averse bureaucracy.
With the advof self-driving vehicles and other technological shifts upon us, Gabe Klein asks how we can close the gap between the energized, aggressive world of start-ups and the complex bureaucracies struggling to change beyond a geologic time scale. From his experience as a food-truck entrepreneur to a ZipCar executive and a city transportation commissioner, Klein’s career has focused on bridging the public-private divide, finding and celebrating shared goals, and forging better cities with more nimble, consumer-oriented bureaucracies.
In Start-Up City, Klein, with David Vega-Barachowitz, demonstrates how to affect 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 we live in cities without waiting for the glacial pace of change in government.
 

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Dont Be Afraid to Screw Up and Learn It is necessary to make mistakes Just make them as quickly as possible learn from them and try not to repeat
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Lesson 2 Manage SMART On managing others empowering your team and shamelessly promoting their accomplishments
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Where Theres a Will Theres a Way On how to evaluate your budget quickly assess and align your stakeholders and build beautiful cities in no time
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Lesson 4 Sell Your City On marketing your projects communicating with the public and celebrating your accomplishments
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Fund Creatively On how to find funding where none seemingly exists make the most of a slim budget and get creative with the basics
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Lesson 6 Bridge the PublicPrivate Divide On forging a proactive bureaucracy and making life better for everyone in the process
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Prepare for Disruption On the present and anticipated technological shifts and business models that are transforming urban life and challenging the st...
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Drive Change Understanding the implications of autonomous connected mobility what it means for cities and how governments can make sure they a...
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The Big Picture and You
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Acknowledgments
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About the Authors
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Island Press Board of Directors
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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 startups, 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 startups 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 PhD in urban planning at MIT.

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