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If Mayors Ruled the World

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Featuring Raphael Bostic, William G. Resh, and Ronald O. Loveridge

In this edition of the Bedrosian Book Club Podcast, we discuss political theorist Benjamin Barber’s book If Mayors Ruled the World. The book outlines Barber’s hypothesis that cities are in a better position to solve some global problems. Can cities provide the leadership that nations states used to by mobilizing local civic action and the sharing of best practices between cities?

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Next month . . .

We’ll look at self-reinforcement of disparity, with a look at the locked-in nature of racism in Daria Roithmayr’s Reproducing Racism.

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Benjamin Barber: Why mayors should rule the world, Filmed June 2013 at TEDGlobal 2013
Interdependence Movement
Global Parliament of Mayors Project
Lunch with a Leader: Doane Liu
Where has Mayor Brown gone? – Ronald Loveridge’s article on Press Enterprise
Race to the Top Fund, U.S. Department of Education
Neil Peirce, Citistates Group
National League of Cities
Professor Michael McGuire, Indiana University
Mayor Mike Bloomberg, New York City
Mayor Ayodele Adebowale Adewale, Lagos, Nigeria
The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros are Fixing our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy by Bruce Katz, Jennifer Bradley
New Urbanism
The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
Planet of Slums by Mike Davis
A Conversation with Ronald Loveridge – Urban and Suburban Sustainability

This podcast was produced by Jonathan Schwartz and Aubrey Hicks.

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