Renewing Our Cities

Barataria - The work of Erik Hare

American cities are booming, or at least some of them are. The process of re-invention has been difficult and uneven for the economy as a whole, and old industrial cities are no different. The keys to successful cities? Reinvention, inclusion, diversity, and education.

That is the conclusion of a report from the Brookings Institution entitled “Renewing America’s economic promise through older industrial cities.” An analysis of the legacy industrial base shows that some cities have been successful, others have not. The differences? In large part, a willingness to embrace change and diversity, giving it the space and tools they need to blossom.

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PETER ERSKINE & THE DR. UM BAND – ON CALL

Jazz You Too

Double album, a studio and a live set recorded in Occhiobello – Italy, PETER ERSKINE & THE DR. UM BAND come back for a third time, celebrating their atraction for fusion – on FUZZY records, the drummer’s own record label.

Bob Sheppard: saxophone;John Beasley: keyboards;Benjamin Shepherd: electric bass;

Peter Erskine: drums

PETER ERSKINE & THE DR. UM BAND – ON CALL

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