Jane Jacobs and What Makes Cities Great - Bijoy Goswami

In Chapter 13 of 15 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, leadership philosopher Bijoy Goswami shares what the late author Jane Jacobs has taught him about what makes cities great. Goswami notes another influential relationship with Richard Florida and his work on cities on their lives. Jacobs talks about a city as the place where innovation happens, where new ideas are created, where new concepts are brewed. Goswami applies this in his community development work in Austin. Goswami lives in Austin, TX, where he develops models, including MRE, youPlusU, and Bootstrap, to help others live more meaningfully. He teaches his models through community activism, lectures, writing, and online communication. Previously, he co-founded Aviri Software after working at Trilogy Software. Goswami graduated from Stanford University, where he studied Computer Science, Economics, and History.