July 31, 2019

Referenced in Fair Observer

Fair Observer, Brainbelts are Making America Great Again

In his July 29, 2019 article, Fair Observer Editor-in-Chief Atul Singh discusses Antoine van Agtmael and Fred Bakker’s 2016 book The Smartest Places on Earth. The authors make the case that many of the rustbelt regions of America are quietly coming back.

He references Our Towns‘ story of reinvention in the American heartland as further support and “good news for the US” as they report that “positive and practical developments” are taking place at the local and regional level.

Read the article here.