Not just a drug-fueled party in the desert, Burning Man has a lot to teach real cities, according to founder Larry Harvey.

Watch a recent Time report on the wisdom of Burning Man:

Here are the 5 things stated in the film:

  1. get rid of cars
  2. encourage self-reliance
  3. rethink commerce
  4. foster virtue (with shame)
  5. encourage art

And perhaps the most important message spoken by Larry Harvey: “What good is this unless it’s about how to live the rest of your life?”

What do you think of the lessons cities can learn from Burning Man? Share in the comments!

Community Connection:

Check out my ode to future friends in Burn Baby Burn: Heading Into The Black Rock Desert. And my post-burn roundup of Burning Man links.