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

For Competitiveness' Sake, Restore the Canadian Census — Posted: Stephen Harper's Conservative government is quick to tout all it has done to improve Canada's economic competitiveness. But like competitive companies, competitive national economies require solid economic data. In scrapping the long-form census, the Harper administration has threatened the country's long-term economic prosperity.

Never Host a Mega-Event? — "I totally believe we will lose money on this." That's what Mayor Jerry Weiers of Glendale, Arizona-the city that will host this year's Super Bowl-candidly revealed to ESPN last week. Last time Glendale's University of Phoenix Stadium hosted the Super Bowl, back in 2008, it reportedly incurred $3.4 million in costs and received just $1.2 million back in tax revenue from direct spending.

The Striking Decline in African-American Household Mobility — As we've learned since the most recent economic crisis, the inability of Americans to pick up and move for new jobs or new housing often comes hand in hand with an inability to climb up the socio-economic ladder. Now new research finds that even before the recession, black households in the U.S.

The Global Cities That Power the World Economy Now — It's often said that cities and metros power both national economies and the world economy. But which ones play the most dynamic roles, and which the least? The Brookings Institution's Global MetroMonitor is a great place to start. Developed by researchers at Brookings' Metropolitan Policy Program with data from Oxford Economics, Moody's Analytics and the U.S.

Inequality and the Growth of Cities — There's no question growing inequality is one of the most significant challenges facing the United States today. And it's often most severe in the largest U.S. cities and metro areas. Several recent studies ( two of which I've already written about here at CityLab) have foundinequality to be connected to economic clustering-the very force that propels innovation and economic growth.

The Gentrification Puzzle — Gentrification is a highly charged issue, to say the least. Perhaps that's why a new analysis by Daniel Hartley, a research economist at the Cleveland Federal Reserve, has generated so much attention. Hartley's study used Census data to examine the extent of gentrification across America's 55 largest cities over the past decade.

How Your Neighborhood Affects Your Paycheck — "[A] as I check off my list of privileges, I won't forget the biggest of them all: my passport," economist Tim Harford wrote recently in the Financial Times. He's not wrong: In today's increasingly spiky world, where financial and social advantage is clustered and concentrated in specific places, the country in which you're born obviously affects the opportunities you will be presented with later in life.

What Your Personality Has to Do With Your Neighborhood — It's a well-worn sociological truth that the neighborhoods in which we live can have a powerful effect on our lives. But how do our neighborhoods affect our overall happiness and well being? And what might they reflect about our underlying personalities?

Gun Violence in U.S. Cities Compared to the Deadliest Nations in the World — "We can't put this off any longer," President Obama implored the nation last week as he introduced 23 executive actions designed to reduce gun violence in America.

America's Best Performing Cities in 2014 — The U.S. economy continues to recover from its Great Recession: The Economist reported this month that 2014's third quarter saw 5 percent GDP growth, the fastest pace since 2003. But the recovery has been uneven, with the affluent benefitting disproportionately while working people and the middle class have fallen further behind.
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RT @alex_charnley: Enjoyable: Richard Florida, neoliberal par excellence, trying to explain the logic of his pseudo-Marxist brain farts…

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@sarahkendzior My hunch is American voters are drawn to "undefined" "outsiders" who appear to be "uniters" - Clinton, Bush, Obama. 2/2

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@sarahkendzior Let's hope. Americans chose Obama over Romney (& Clinton), Clinton over Bush. 1/2

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