On a recent Freakonomics podcast, they talk to Thomas Dyja who wrote a book called "The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream."
One of the best takeaways during the 30-minute podcast is how Chicago is so inclusive, a distinct quality from hustlin' cities like New York and LA.
How can other big cities learn from Chi and create an environment where everyone is on an equal playing field? Co-working spaces? Cross-community events like Ciclavia? Any other ideas?