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Lee Fisher and Joe Cortright Discuss Urban Reading on the Huffington Post

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Last week on the Huffington Post, CEOs for Cities’ Lee Fisher and Joe Cortright reviewed three books for those of us who love cities.

The first book, The New Geography of Jobs by Enrico Moretti, an economist at Berkeley, strongly validates CEOs for Cities’ Talent Dividend. Using statistics, Moretti makes a case for why educational attainment is extremely valuable to the community. Lee and Joe then shift their focus to Alan Ehrenhalt's new book titled The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City, which details a trend where the wealthy are moving into urban cores, rather than out of them as they did earlier in the century.  Finally, Lee and Joe share their thoughts on Richard Florida’s update of his highly influential (and similarly controversial) book: The Rise of the Creative Class - Revisited.  In his book, he reasserts "cities need a people climate as much, if not more, than a business climate."

Lee and Joe include a little bonus at the end of the article—but we wont give everything away. Read on to find out what it is!

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