Director, @MartinProsperiT University of Toronto, Global Research Professor NYU, Editor at Large @AtlanticCities

Where Does the Creative Class Move? — America's economic and social fabric has been remade over time through a series of great migrations: settlers heading west; farmers and new immigrants to great industrial centers; blacks from the rural South to the urban North; the middle class from the urban centers to the suburbs; and more recently, from an ongoing dual migration of the skilled and less skilled I dubbed " the means migration."

What Makes Somerville So Trendy, And Where’s The Next Somerville? — Once upon a time it was known as "Slumerville" - run down homes and an industrial wasteland of idle meat packing factories and manufacturing plants. Then folks who couldn't afford the once hippy cool Cambridge started drifting in, and now Somerville is synonymous with hip and trendy: it's full of coffee shops, award-winning chefs, yoga studios and lots of hipsters with a lot of facial hair, tattoos and attitude.

Is 'Green Growth' Possible for Nations? — To many, the idea of green growth can seem almost utopian. Economic growth, the linchpin of rising living standards, requires belching factories, energy consuming buildings, gas guzzling cars and trucks to move things around, and resources that must be pulled out of the ground.

Solving the Global Housing Crisis — The century of cities brings with it great promise, but also great problems. While some countries' rapid urbanization has led to the creation of economic, cultural and political meccas, others have become slums. The greatest wave of urbanization in world history is occurring during our lifetimes, which means that providing quality, affordable shelter for the billions of people streaming into global cities is among the most pressing challenges we face.

The Creative Class Is Alive — Something like how video purportedly killed the radio star, the Internet and the economic crisis is murdering the creative class today, according to a provocative essay in Salon by Scott Timberg. "This creative class was supposed to be the new engine of the United States economy, post-industrial age, and as the educated, laptop-wielding cohort grew, the U.S.

Why Do People Move: Jobs or Housing? — Why do people move? Is it for jobs or is for housing? It's often assumed that people move to get better jobs. But Census data show the main people reason move is to gain access to better housing. The issue is sometimes posed as a chicken-and-egg question: What comes first, people or jobs?

The Changing Geography of Pop Music — The big winners in Sunday night's Grammy Awards took many by surprise. Arcade Fire took home the record of the year for "The Suburbs" and the country group Lady Antebellum's song "Need You Now" won awards for best record and best song of the year. The former is from Montreal, the latter hail from Nashville.

The Urban Shift in the U.S. Start-Up Economy, in One Chart — San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood; Cambridge, Massachusetts' Kendall Square; Lower Manhattan: These are the dense, walkable neighborhoods that have become the new hubs of America's tech scene, as the center of gravity for venture investment and start-up activity shifts from suburbs to urban centers.

Why San Francisco May Be the New Silicon Valley — A decade ago, billionaire entrepreneurs Peter Thiel and Elon Musk decided to take booming start-up PayPal public from a small coffee shop along Palo Alto's University Avenue. The street, the epicenter of Silicon Valley high tech, also helped incubate such now-established giants as Facebook and Google.

The New Global Centers for Talent — Over the past couple of decades, talent has supplanted endowments of natural resources and the technological and industrial prowess of large corporations as the source of economic advantage for nations and cities. Jane Jacobs initially identified the economic power of talent clustering in cities, and a raft of economic studies has since confirmed that concentrations of human capital drive national and regional economic growth and development.
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