The mayor of Athens, Greece, Giorgos Kaminis and the mayor of San Jose, California, Sam Liccardo speak at CityLab in a session called "City Innovation: What’s New in 89 Cities Across the Globe." 

EDITOR'S NOTE: Richland Source’s Rising from Rust team traveled to Detroit, Michigan from Oct. 28 to 30 for CityLab Detroit, a summit  organized by the Aspen Institute, The Atlantic, and Bloomberg Philanthropies. The story below relates to at least one of the sessions at that convention.

DETROIT -- It’s been said over and over again: A good leader is a good listener.

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