06.26.17

In today’s Buzz: pride, supper clubs, $200 million for Mayors, and Adam Scott made a calzone.

This weekend we saw Seu Jorge play a tribute to David Bowie. It was amazing, so today’s Buzz is brought to you by scenes from the Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.

Right Now w/ Rebecca Woodbury (LinkedIn/Twitter)

What I’m Listening to Seu Jorge (and the #ELGLSummerPlaylist)

What I’m Reading –  Team of Teams

What I’m Watching – The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

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Local Government Confidential

  • The Secret Copenhagen Model for Regenerating Cities: Thirty years ago, the city of Copenhagen was experiencing 17.5 percent unemployment, an out-migration of population, the loss of manufacturing, the decline of taxing capacity, and an annual budget deficit of $750 million. Today, the city has been transformed into one of the wealthiest (and happiest) in the world.
  • Why Cities Live Forever: Successful new companies start off like cities, full of innovation, but over time the nature of corporate growth leads them to focus ever more solely on exploiting their success, and eventually they taper off and die like animals. The city feeds on their corpses and creates new companies.
  • Life imitates art, still fails to be a pizza, as Adam Scott accidentally makes a calzone: The late, lamented Parks And Recreation never lacked for running jokes, but one of our favorites centered on the culinary habits of hapless public servant Ben Wyatt.