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

Where Millennials and the Working Class Can No Longer Afford to Live

Where Millennials and the Working Class Can No Longer Afford to Live
routefifty.com — As the knowledge economy becomes increasingly spiky, concentrated, and urban, some of America's most expensive cities like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Boston have become even more unaffordable. But the burden of escalating housing costs is not spread evenly, hitting some groups harder than others.

Inner City Growth and Competition in the U.S.

Inner City Growth and Competition in the U.S.
citylab.com — In the 1950s and '60s, America's inner cities experienced sharp declines as people and businesses moved out to the suburbs. By the early 1970s, one of my urban planning professors at Rutgers went so far as to dub the inner city " a sandbox," with federal transfers being used to essentially placate disadvantaged residents.

Human capital in cities and suburbs

Human capital in cities and suburbs
link.springer.com — Research on talent or human capital generally focuses on the metro level and neglects the relative effects of its distribution between center cities and their surrounding suburbs. This research examines the connection between human capital in urban centers (defined here as principal cities) versus suburbs on the economic performance of US metropolitan areas.

The Gayest Cities in America

The Gayest Cities in America
thedailybeast.com — The U.S. metropolitan region with the largest concentration of gay and lesbian people is San Francisco. That's not exactly news, but there are more than a few surprises in the Gay/Lesbian Index's metro-area rankings.

The Geography of America's Music Scenes

The Geography of America's Music Scenes
citylab.com — Major summer music festivals - like this past weekend's Lollapalooza in Chicago, as well as Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tennessee; Coachella near Palm Springs, California; Summerfest in Milwaukee; and the Newport Folk Festival, to mention just a few - bring fans together to specific locales to listen to bands from all over the world.

The Geography of America's Freelance Economy

The Geography of America's Freelance Economy
citylab.com — Writing in The Atlantic back in 2011, Sara Horowitz, the founder of Freelancers Union, dubbed the "freelance surge" the "Industrial Revolution of our time" - as significant a shift in employment patterns as has been seen since the transition from agriculture to industry in the 1800s.

Millennials and the Working Class Are Leaving America's Expensive Cities

Millennials and the Working Class Are Leaving America's Expensive Cities
citylab.com — As the knowledge economy becomes increasingly spiky, concentrated, and urban, some of America's most expensive cities like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Boston have become even more unaffordable. But the burden of escalating housing costs is not spread evenly, hitting some groups harder than others.

The Economies of L.A. and San Francisco

Canadians are creative, and here’s why

Canadians are creative, and here’s why
news.utoronto.ca — The disproportionate number of Canadian actors, comedians and musicians who achieve success in the United States has long been noted by commentators south of the border. And now there's proof that Canadians are more creative.

The Economies of L.A. and San Francisco

The Economies of L.A. and San Francisco
citylab.com — L.A. and San Francisco are two of America's leading urban economies. The Bay Area is the world's leading center for startups and new technologies, and the home of companies like Intel, Apple, Genentech, Google, Twitter, and Uber, while L.A. is the center of film, entertainment, and pop culture.
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May 03, 2016

@zack @foxjust Our work @MartinProsperiT. Check out site. Much more coming at the neighborhood level in the next month or so.

May 03, 2016

@umairh Exactly. And we wonder what's behind the rise of Trumpism ...

May 02, 2016

3. Silicon Valley remains home to many large established high-tech companies, but startups appear to be migrating to urban centers.

May 02, 2016

2. Surprisingly Greater NY outpaces Silicon Valley with $7 billion compared to $6.2 billion. nvca.org/research/ventu…

May 02, 2016

1. San Francisco has more than THREE times the venture investment of Silicon Valley according to 2015 data. nvca.org/research/ventu…


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