The key obstacle to building these towns is NOT financing. At least, that’s what progressive institutional investors are telling me. It’s finding progressive governments that allow, and better yet, encourage the development of these kinds of towns. The investors’ challenge is that they will provide the financing if municipalities present such opportunities. I’m working with a collaborative of such investors that are committed to bringing the CoolTown concept to reality as vibrant urban neighborhoods in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods near universities. Email me if you know of any municipalities that are up for the challenge!