Thursday, June 2, 2011

Here's an interesting article about NYC and resilience. Be sure to click on the links to for more information.


  1. Part of its New Yorks image. This city has survived a lot and has been a place where dreams came true for those who immigrated to the U.S. New York has a diverse population and more than one industry to sustain it. The garment district is great. The city is full of things to do for people of all ages. It’s an international hub for business, art, music, etc.

    While I would like to have an explanation as to why New York has managed to weather the storm so well, I'm not sure I really want to know. This city is unlike the others, so trying to apply its "strategy" to other cities is not the answer. Like this situation each city is unique. This means each city will require a different plan to get it back on track.

  2. Wow. The city seems to defy all odds and continues to survive. I think the reason for its resilience is pretty much summarized in these lines
    They thrive by enabling us to connect with each other, which then promotes learning and innovation. The current downturn will only increase the returns to being smart, and you get smart by hanging around smart people. As long as New York continues to attract and connect those people, the city will continue to thrive.