Director, @MartinProsperiT University of Toronto, Global Research Professor NYU, Co-founder & Editor at Large @CityLab

No One's Very Good at Correctly Identifying Gentrification

citylab.com — There's a compelling new paper published in the latest issue of the journal Urban Studies that takes the New York Times to task for not deploying the word "gentrification" very well.

Growing Evidence Shows Walkability Is Good for You, and for Cities

citylab.com — There are few issues closer to the hearts and minds of urbanists that walkability. Ever since Jane Jacobs' classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities, urbanists have extolled the ideal of the dense, mixed-used, walkable neighborhood, contrasting it with the dull and deadly cul-de-sacs of car-oriented suburbs.

Migration patterns are slowly sorting American cities into “educated” and “uneducated”

qz.com — The ability to attract skilled workers is a key factor, if not the key factor, in the growth of cities and metro regions. Cities themselves are understandably keen to tout when their populations are growing, but just tracking overall population can mask the underlying trends that will truly shape the future of our metro areas.

Is Startup Urbanism to Blame for Rising American Inequality?

citylab.com — The San Francisco Bay Area has been the epicenter for technological revolutions for the better part of the past half-century, the launching pad for world-shaping startups from Intel and Apple to Google, Facebook, and Twitter. But Silicon Valley is also home to " The Jungle," a 68-acre homeless camp in South San Jose, considered the largest such settlement in the United States.

Why Cities Can't Afford to Lose Their Artists

citylab.com — The Art Basel Miami Beach art fair kicks off this week, an event that drew 75,000 people and 140 international museum and international groups in 2013. The art fair is widely credited with kick-starting the economic resurgence of the Miami area, so it seems like a good time to ask: What do we really know about the role of art in the city?

An Urban Agenda Against 'Secular Stagnation'

citylab.com — After three-plus years of slow growth, persistently high unemployment, and perennially low consumer confidence, former Treasury Secretary and Harvard economics professor Larry Summers has offered a diagnosis. Our economy, he says, is suffering from a chronic malady called " secular stagnation."

An Urban Agenda for Economic Growth

cato.org — With the first wave of my magic wand, I would do one thing to brighten America's prospects for long-run economic growth. I would strengthen and empower our cities - the fundamental drivers of innovation and economic growth. Let me say at the outset, I am extremely optimistic about America's economic future.

Class-Divided Cities: Dallas Edition

citylab.com — This is the seventh of a series of posts that explore the class divides across America's largest cities and metros. Using data from the American Community Survey, each explores the geography of class within a large city and metro area. For a detailed description of methodology, see the first post in the series.

Class-Divided Cities: Houston Edition

citylab.com — Author's Note: This is the eighth of a series of posts that explore the class divides across America's largest cities and metros. Using data from the U.S. Census American Community Survey, each explores the geography of class within a large city and metro area.

This Holiday Season, Let's Turn Retail Jobs Into Middle-Class Ones

citylab.com — As Americans rush out on Black Friday, it's a good time to reflect on the meager wages paid to the people selling us all this stuff. And it's high time to turn these low wage jobs in which millions of Americans toil into better ones that can actually support their families.
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Dec 19, 2014

Paris Wants to Keep Central Neighborhoods From Becoming 'Ghettos for the Rich - @CityLab - citylab.com/housing/2014/1…

Dec 19, 2014

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