The Next American City by Mick Cornett audiobook

The Next American City: The Big Promise of Our Midsize Metros

By Mick Cornett  and Jayson White
Read by Tom Weitzel

Penguin Audio
8.68 Hours Unabridged
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From four-term Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, a hopeful and illuminating look at the dynamic and inventive urban centers that will lead the United States in coming years. Oklahoma City. Indianapolis. Charleston. Des Moines. What do these cities have in common? They are cities of modest size but outsized accomplishment, powered by a can-do spirit, valuing compromise over confrontation and progress over political victory. These are the cities leading America . . . and they're not waiting for Washington's help. As mayor of one of America's most improved cities, Cornett used a bold, creative, and personal approach to orchestrate his city's renaissance. Once regarded as a forgettable city in "flyover country," Oklahoma City has become one of our nation's most dynamic places-and it is not alone. In this book, Cornett translates his city's success-and the success of cities like his-into a vision for the future of our country. The Next American City is a story of civic engagement, inventive public policy, and smart urban design. It is a study of the changes re-shaping American urban life-and a blueprint for those to come.

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From four-term Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, a hopeful and illuminating look at the dynamic and inventive urban centers that will lead the United States in coming years.

Oklahoma City. Indianapolis. Charleston. Des Moines. What do these cities have in common? They are cities of modest size but outsized accomplishment, powered by a can-do spirit, valuing compromise over confrontation and progress over political victory. These are the cities leading America . . . and they're not waiting for Washington's help.

As mayor of one of America's most improved cities, Cornett used a bold, creative, and personal approach to orchestrate his city's renaissance. Once regarded as a forgettable city in "flyover country," Oklahoma City has become one of our nation's most dynamic places-and it is not alone. In this book, Cornett translates his city's success-and the success of cities like his-into a vision for the future of our country.

The Next American City is a story of civic engagement, inventive public policy, and smart urban design. It is a study of the changes re-shaping American urban life-and a blueprint for those to come.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The biggest, boldest ideas for [a] life that really matters to people are rising up in places like Oklahoma City and those following in its wake. Anthony Williams, mayor of Washington, D.C. (1999–2007), and CEO, Federal City Council
The Next American City provides an inspiring vision for those in America's fastest-growing places. If we are all very lucky, hundreds, maybe thousands will hear the call to action in this book. Our nation will be a better place for it. Patrick McCrory, Former Governor of North Carolina, Four-term Mayor of Charlotte
Mick Cornett's leadership in Oklahoma City, and the stories he tells in The Next American City, can help ambitious, visionary young athletes, artists, entrepreneurs and others find the ideas, and inspiration it takes to make their cities great. Across America, talent can bloom and grow right where it comes from—or in my case, right where it belongs. Nadia Comăneci, Olympic Gold Medalist
The Next American City is essential reading for the next generationof city leaders in any party, from any city. Stephen Goldsmith, Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government, Director of the Innovations in American Government Program, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Something new is happening—and The Next American City taps into this change in Middle America and what it means for creative humans from coast to coast. Wayne Coyne, founder and front man, The Flaming Lips 
“Mick Cornett’s achievements in Oklahoma City are truly revolutionary. If you are a mayor—or simply care about your city—please read this book! Joe Riley, Charleston mayor (1975–2016) and founder, Mayors’ Institute on City Design
Cornett and White remind us that today’s struggling community was likely yesterday’s boom town, and more importantly, could be tomorrow’s thriving innovation hub.  The history of cities is one of constant change.  They provide practical and inspirational insights on the renaissance taking place in cities as small as Charlottesville and as big as New York, as these cities discover their potential to flourish as centers of innovation and entrepreneurship. Professor Michael Lenox, Chief Strategy Officer, Darden School of Business
“As a mayor and a governor, I’ve seen cities in my state and across the region grow from sleepy Western towns jolted by booms and busts to economic engines attracting the country’s top employers. When people love where they live and they invest in it, there’s no telling what will come. Oklahoma City and places like it have a bright future ahead. Governor John Hickenlooper, state of Colorado, former mayor of Denver (2003–2011)                                                                
Headlines from Washington dominate our social media pages and consume the nightly news, but Mayor Cornett points out the truth—that cities like Oklahoma City and Fort Worth, Texas, are leading the way for a brighter future in America. From innovation that augments fiscal responsibility to bold leadership that isn’t afraid to cross party lines, cities are providing the commonsense leadership that our citizens deserve. Mayor Betsy Price, Fort Worth, Texas, Chairwoman Emeritus, Community Leaders of America
The Next American City is not a reference to just Oklahoma City, but a guide to how any community can aspire to such recognition. The Oklahoman 
Mr. Cornett tells it with wit, self-deprecation and generosity. Pittsburgh Post Gazette 
Mick Cornett’s The Next American City calls on midsize metros to seize this moment and secure their future. The Wall Street Journal
At the heart of the book is optimism about what people and government can do when working together. Tulsa World 
…[Mick Cornett’s] achievements are real: OKC has undeniably risen in stature, and other ‘middle’ cities of the heartland have done the same. Valuable lessons for students of urban design and planning as well as local governance. Kirkus Reviews 
The Next American City makes a serious point that we need to hear right now: innovation and bold ideas aren’t limited by geography or political affiliation. [Cornett] exposes the weaknesses in the cliché about two Americas — red/blue, urban/rural, coastal/heartland — by showing how cities across the country, led by mayors of both parties, are creating inclusive communities with good jobs and a high quality of life. Eric Garcetti, mayor of Los Angeles
In The Next American City, Mayor Cornett lays out why many of us believe the future of America is in our mid-sized cities. This book is for anyone in politics or public policy interested in where we are headed and how we can get beyond the Washington gridlock that too often holds our country back. Mitch Landrieu, former mayor of New Orleans, 2017-2018 president, United States Conference of Mayors
A nonfiction finalist for the 2019 Oklahoma Book Award

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Author Bio: Mick Cornett

Author Bio: Mick Cornett The world is noticing Oklahoma City's remarkable renaissance and its popular mayor, MICK CORNETT. His list of awards includes nods for urban design, health, sports and the arts. Newsweek called him one of the five most innovative mayors in the country. London-based World Mayors listed him as the No. 2 mayor in the world and Governing magazine named him the Public Official of the Year. Best known for helping Oklahoma City attract an NBA franchise and putting Oklahoma City "on a diet," Cornett also led the charge to pass MAPS 3, an innovative $800-million investment in parks, urban transit, wellness centers, and infrastructure that will dramatically reshape Oklahoma City and enhance the quality of life of its residents.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 8.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English