About the Book

Maker City: A practical guide to reinventing our cities

Maker City is designed to help cities understand the Maker movement and the impact it is having on economic opportunity: ecosystem development, education, advanced manufacturing, workforce development, and real estate.

The book is based on interviews completed with 50 thought leaders and practitioners who work at the forefront of the Maker movement in around 20+ cities including:

Brooklyn, New York
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Chicago, Illinois
Cleveland, Ohio
Detroit, Michigan
Elyria, Ohio
Fremont, California
Ithaca, New York
Kansas City, Missouri
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Los Angeles, California
Louisville, Kentucky
Macon, Georgia
New York, New York
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Portland, Oregon
Providence, Rhode Island
Raleigh, North Carolina
San Diego, California
San Francisco, California
Wenatchee, Washington

Additional research was done on the Internet.

The target audiences for Maker City are leaders/activists in business, education, and nonprofits, as well as city leaders responsible for making policy.

Our goal is to provide practical examples and guidance people can use to strengthen and build the Maker City.