Keller Easterling

One way to hack the zone is to use selected incentives rather than exemptions to leverage assets for existing cities rather than exurban enclaves. Some countries have made access to their oil and gas resources contingent on investment other industries—an “offset” or bargain that leveraged sustaining resources. Developing countries might also make a better bargain with their assets. And interplay can facilitate the investment in shared resources—assets like transit that benefit the city while delivering workers to business. This urban “rewiring” brings more intelligence and security, returns the enterprise and its workers to the protections and regulations of law and finally more directly returns financial benefits to the domestic economy.

“Global Entry: John Harwood on Keller Easterling’s Extrastatecraft,” <em>Artforum,</em> March

“Global Entry: John Harwood on Keller Easterling’s Extrastatecraft,” Artforum, March

2015