Brigadier General Amy S. Courter is the Interim National Commander of the all-volunteer Civil Air Patrol, a federally chartered nonprofit corporation and the civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, headquartered at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
Author Richard Florida discussed his work analyzing and predicting trends in cities, housing, economy, work, and lifestyle. Choosing the right city to live in plays an important role in a person's happiness and success, he said, noting that job markets are becoming more concentrated in specific areas. He also pointed out that we are seeing the development of "mega-regions" such as Southern California, Northern California, Bos-Wash (Boston-Washington) and Char-lanta (Charlotte-Atlanta), which are creating a new kind of geographical order. Different personality types tend to be clustered in specific cities-- extroverts are more prevalent in Chicago and the South, conscientious types in the Midwest, and agreeable people in the Sunbelt, he detailed. The open-to-experience personality type (introverts, outcasts, whiz kids) are congregated in a dozen American cities including Boston, DC, Atlanta, Denver, Seattle, Miami, Austin, and San Francisco. Interestingly, he has found that people in s ... More »Host: George Noory