If Chicago and Baltimore, with their courting of the wealthy and their tax breaks for big developers, are examples of what not to do, Harris also has an example of a city that works. In 2008, he spent time in Oslo, Norway playing basketball (basketball, which he played at Augsburg College and semi-professionally, taught him "accountability," he points out) and attending the University of Oslo International Summer School, which informed his policies. In Oslo, universal healthcare, energy efficiency, walk-able urbanism, and sustainability were proven effective and tangible. "Basketball has taken me all over. Between sports and living in Norway, how I viewed the world was reshaped," Harris says.