Category: Trends

Living Cities

Over the past decade, I’ve looked closely at what makes a city vibrant, dynamic and robust — in a word, liveable. I share some of what I learned in a recent six-part documentary series that aired earlier this year on the Discovery Channel. I’m one of a number of talking heads on the program discussing the essential characteristics of a “living city.” Here are some highlights from the series.

The Future of Books

After almost six years, I moved my office out of the old Lobero Building last week. I was astonished by the amount of stuff I’d accumulated during that time — the papers, yes, but especially the books. I receive a lot of review copies, but I’m also guilty of buying too many titles. It’s a tough [...]

The Future of Journalism

THE FUTURE OF JOURNALISM: Or, How Americans Are Learning to Have More Interesting Conversations A Talk at the Literary Society of Youngstown November 14, 2008   Last week, America lost one of its most popular and controversial authors — Michael Crichton. He was best known for his suspenseful technological thrillers, like “The Andromeda Strain” and [...]