In her new book The Innovation Complex, sociologist Sharon Zukin examines how New York has become a supercity of the tech economy. Combining original interviews with venture capitalists, startup founders, and economic development managers, she explores the world of hackathons, meetups, accelerators, and innovation districts. Zukin shows how the startup economy, tech ecosystem, and politics of innovation work and connects actions of government, business, and universities to expose the powerful underside of the new urban economy.
Sharon Zukin is a Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College and the City University of New York Graduate Center. Her books, including Loft Living, The Cultures of Cities, and Naked City (Oxford), profile change in New York from the 1970s to the 2020s.