Some neighbourhoods seem to have developed just the right formula to attract talent, enable economic growth, and encourage social sustainability; while others try hard and fail. There’s been enormous research into what secret sauce is needed to get this formula right.
I remember in one class at university we had to draw a ‘mind map’ of our experience of the city. You know, the kind where you draw bubbles and arrows to show the different interactions in your life, you’ve probably created one at some point. (I couldn’t find my original one, but drew another one here - my life circle has expanded a bit from that time, yet got more local in other ways).