Ryan Coonerty  |  Contributor

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Ryan Coonerty is a member of the Santa Cruz County, Calif., Board of Supervisors, host of the "An Honorable Profession" podcast and co-author of The Rise of the Naked Economy: How to Benefit from the Changing Workplace. A former mayor of the city of Santa Cruz, he is a co-founder of NextSpace Coworking + Innovation and a lecturer on law and government at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

In 2008, Coonerty was selected by the Aspen Institute to be a Rodel Fellow in Public Leadership as one of "the nation's most promising young elected officials." He received his master's degree from the London School of Economics and his law degree from the University of Virginia.

THE FUTURE OF Community Design

Lessons on Governing from the World’s Extreme Economies

A new book's exploration of how places that have been battered by powerful forces have succeeded or failed has much to teach us about our own communities.

April 2, 2020
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The Politics of Fast

Technology-driven disruption is going to accelerate exponentially, the authors of a new book predict. Government is going to have to figure out how to keep up.

January 31, 2020
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Voices of the GOVERNING Institute

The United States of Stuff

More and more, government must deal with the mountains of things that overflow from our houses and garages. Better policies could help.

December 17, 2018
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Voices of the GOVERNING Institute

Creating Economic Opportunity for the Victims of the Drug War

As we turn marijuana into a legal, lucrative business, we need to make sure that minorities get a big piece of it.

May 9, 2016
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