Cities Must Realign Priorities Toward Job Creation
The stimulus and bailout, which Renn states helped urban sectors like green building, university research and public employees has largely run out of steam and political support.
What if a focus on sustainability and green technology doesn't somehow create jobs? "These cities would be well-advised to go beyond counting skyscrapers, new condo construction, green roofs, and bike share programs." These are all worthwhile but are underpinned by job growth in the long haul, says Renn.