Growing a creative ecosystem is an organic process. Each place has unique assets to do this. There is no one-size-fits-all strategy. Each place has to use the ideas and theories developed in this book to create the best "fit" for itself. While certain initiatives may help to encourage the flourishing of a creative ecosystem and others will certainly squelch it, the development of such environments cannot be planned from above. The key thing to understand is that the solution lies in the hands of each region—in the knowledge, intelligence and creative capabilities of its people. And I have come to better understand something the great urbanist Jane Jacobs likes to say, the key is to "squelch the squelchers"—the controlling leaders, micromanagers, and broader structures of social control and vertical power—that quash and derail that energy.