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

Where Millennials Are Moving Now

citylab.com — It's not just the media that's preoccupied with where millennials are choosing to live. Mayors, economic developers and urban leaders across the country have developed strategies to attract the so-called " young and the restless" to their cities. The urban planner Markus Moos goes as far as to suggest our cities are not only experiencing gentrification, but youthification.

Where LGBTQ Americans Live

citylab.com — America has become a far more open-minded and tolerant nation over the past several decades. But the gay population remains more concentrated in some cities and metros than others, according to a new survey by the Gallup Organization. Surprising as it may seem, the U.S.

Inequality Keeps Creeping Higher in America's Largest Cities

citylab.com — Economic inequality across America's large, coastal cities continues to deepen, according to a new study released this week by the Brookings Institution. The study, by Alan Berube and Natalie Holmes of Brookings' Metropolitan Policy Program, calculates inequality based on what they dub the "95-20 ratio."

The U.S. Cities Where It Takes the Longest to Be Able to Afford to Buy a Home

citylab.com — In places like San Francisco and Manhattan, housing prices have soared to record highs, pricing out large swaths of the middle class. But in parts of the Rustbelt and Sunbelt, home prices have still not fully recovered from the devastating effects of the Great Recession.

Why Some U.K. Cities Thrive While Others Decline

citylab.com — Why do some cities thrive and grow while others stagger into prolonged decline? How do some cities continuously reinvent, shifting into entirely new fields and establishing entirely new industries, while others remain locked in the strictures of the past? These are of the big questions that have vexed urban theorists and city builders for decades.

Maps of Where the Global Super-Rich Live

citylab.com — It's not just that the one percent is on the rise: The locational prerogatives of the global super-rich are changing the face of some of the world's greatest cities. Foreign buyers are, for example, buying up huge chunks of central London and Manhattan, helping to push those cities' already astronomical housing prices even higher.

When Asked to Define Their Neighborhood, Researchers Found Big Differences Between Black and White Residents in South Philly

citylab.com — A year ago, Spike Lee told a New York audience exactly how he felt about gentrification: "[W]hy does it take an influx of white New Yorkers in the south Bronx, in Harlem, in Bed Stuy, in Crown Heights for the facilities to get better?" he roared. You can't discover this!

The World’s Most Economically Powerful Cities in 2015

citylab.com — New York and London are both powerhouse cities, competitive in everything from fashion, music, and finance, to now even start-ups and high tech. In recent years, the long debate over which is the world's most economically powerful city has reached something of a fever pitch.

A Painstaking New Study Reveals the Persistence of U.S. Racial Segregation

citylab.com — The United States-and Americans-has long been divided along racial lines, divisions that date back to the legacy of slavery, the bloody Civil War, the horrors of the Jim Crow South, and now to the persistent poverty of so many black urban neighborhoods. But how has segregation really evolved in this country?

Martin Prosperity Institute

martinprosperity.org — Rich or poor, the promise of social mobility always lay at the heart of the American Dream. But over the past two decades, many Americans have watched that dream slowly fade as the country becomes increasingly sorted by income, education, and class. Segregated City, a new Martin Prosperity Institute study by Richard Florida and Charlotta [...]
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Mar 28, 2015

RT @binarybits: Lack of creative thinking on housing issues is kind of astounding. "There's no more land!" "How will we feed the extra people?"

Mar 28, 2015

RT @MrWalterShapiro: As depressing as Indiana religious freedom fight is, it's always amusing to see a big wedge issue divide GOP and the business community.

Mar 28, 2015

RT @pewresearch: Unauthorized immigrant workforce: Fewer blue-collar & more white-collar jobs since recession pewrsr.ch/1HMGr2g http:/…

Mar 27, 2015

Canada's Coming Economic Crisis ... @NewsHour: Why Canada’s economy is headed off the cliff: to.pbs.org/1GxDWCF

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