First, Charlie (that’s what I call him…) is the bee’s knees.
Second, he was in Denver for the launch of Imagine 20:20, the city’s new cultural plan. More here: http://artsandvenuesdenver.com/events-programs/imagine-2020-creating-a-future-for-denvers-culture/
Third, I’m not going to go through all the inspiring and thought-provoking perspectives this man has on urban life, culture, and the reason most of us get up in the morning. Read his books if you want the details. Just know that Agents who were on the scene were blown away by a single statement that seemed to convey the spirit of his approach:
“I’ve stopped answering the question ‘what is the value of investing in culture’. That is a dead end. I now ask the question ‘what is the cost of not investing in culture’.”