Gabe Klein, an expert on urban design, publishes "Start-Up City: Inspiring Private and Public Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done, and Having Fun"

Raleigh Addington
Raleigh Addington
editor at Chartwell Speakers

Gabe Klein, an expert on urban design and transportation, has recently published “Start-Up City: Inspiring Private and Public Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done, and Having Fun” (2015), now available for purchase as an e-book or paperback.

From his experience as a food-truck entrepreneur to a ZipCar executive and a city transportation commissioner, Gabe’s career has focused on bridging the public-private divide, finding and celebrating shared goals, and forging better cities with more nimble, consumer-oriented bureaucracies. He draws from these insights to deliver “Start-Up City”, where he shows “how to get sh*t done in cities – and quickly.”

The book is already getting some great attention—from this Streetfilms video, to a Governing interview and Next City excerpt, as well as interviews on WAMU’s Metro Connection and NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show.

Start-Up City is a must read for anyone interested in making positive change in our cities.”
— Ray LaHood, former United States Secretary of Transportation

This book is for anyone who wants to change the way we live in cities without waiting for the glacial pace of change in government. Watch the video above, where Gabe shares some thoughts on his new book, or click here for more information.

For more information, or to book Gabe Klein as a keynote speaker for your conference or event, please contact Jeana Webster at or call 972-385-1021. 


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