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

New York, London, and L.A. Dominate the Geography of Pop Music Superstars

citylab.com — This Sunday marks the 32nd anniversary of the VMAs, an event by now as legendary for its controversial stunts as its iconic performances. But no matter what crazy antics may appear on the stage each year, pop music has always been at the heart of the award show.

Gun Violence Is an Everywhere Issue

citylab.com — All too often gun violence in America is posed as an urban problem. True, large urban centers have the highest rates of murders by gun.

Contrary to Broken Windows Theory, Crime and Neighborhood Disorder Stem From Private Conflict

citylab.com — More than three decades ago, The Atlantic published a path-breaking essay that introduced the theory of " broken windows " to a broad audience. Its authors, James Q. Wilson and George Kelling, advocated for a fundamental shift in law enforcement: away from simply apprehending criminals and toward mitigating the visual symbols of urban disorder like loitering, public drunkenness, panhandlers, "squeegee men," run-down buildings, and litter- and graffiti-strewn neighborhoods.
Aug 24, 2015

From Broken Windows to Escalating Conflict - My take on a new theory of crime & neighborhood disruption @CityLab - citylab.com/crime/2015/08/…

Aug 24, 2015

RT @Richard_Florida: From Broken Windows to Escalating Conflict - My take on a new theory of crime & neighborhood disruption @CityLab - htt…

Aug 24, 2015

Urban Crime & Neighborhood Disorder Stem From Escalating Conflict, Not Broken Windows - citylab.com/crime/2015/08/…

Aug 24, 2015

RT @Richard_Florida: Urban Crime & Neighborhood Disorder Stem From Escalating Conflict, Not Broken Windows - citylab.com/crime/2015/08/…

Aug 24, 2015

Broken relationships, not broken windows, cause neighborhood decay & violence - @CityLab - citylab.com/crime/2015/08/…

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The Most Expensive Neighborhoods to Rent in the U.S.

citylab.com — Forget groceries, utilities, and dining out-every American knows that the single largest drain on a budget is housing. As homeownership dips to its lowest level in decades, rent has become increasingly unaffordable in America's superstar cities and tech hubs.
Aug 21, 2015

Top 5: Most expensive neighborhoods to rent: West Village, Flatiron, Chelsea. Midtown, Clinton ... NYC - citylab.com/housing/2015/0…

Aug 21, 2015

5-10 Most expensive neighborhoods: Greenwich Village, Little Italy, Columbus Circle, Downtown San Fran, Turtle Bay -citylab.com/housing/2015/0…

Aug 21, 2015

average 1,000 sqft apt in West Village "priced at $6,030 per month," more than monthly take-home salary on 100k/yr citylab.com/housing/2015/0…

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The Stadium Ruse

creativeclass.com — A new report by sports economists Dennis Coates and Bruce Humphreys shows once again how pro sports stadiums don't add to economic development - they actually have a net negative effect on local income ( University of Illinois News via the Street).

America's Ongoing Love Affair With the Driving to Work Alone

citylab.com — With all the consternation in some corners about the so-called "war on cars," you'd think Americans were giving up their automobiles in droves in favor of mass transit, biking, walking, or telecommuting. But the latest report on commuting habits from the U.S.
Aug 17, 2015

RT @CityLab: The vast majority of American commuters are still driving to work alone trib.al/R8hdhzt pic.twitter.com/5ZBxEtj6m0

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These Maps Show the Geography of America's Beer Preferences, According to Twitter

citylab.com — Beer lovers are notoriously loyal to their favorite brews. Just think back to the social media frenzy following Budweiser's attack on craft beer during this year's Super Bowl. But just how much do our favorites vary by location? A new interactive map from the digital cartographers at Floating Sheep charts the pattern by tracking beer-related tweets from across the country.
Aug 14, 2015

RT @BeerGraphs: The Geography of America's Beer Preferences, According to Twitter - ift.tt/1J2sJHF

Aug 13, 2015

This one's for @peterfrost, beer analyst => The Geography of America's Beer Preferences, According to Twitter citylab.com/tech/2015/08/t…

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Concentrated Poverty Is Spreading to the Suburbs

nationaljournal.com — Thanks to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, economist Thomas Piketty, and, of course, the Occupy Movement, inequality is firmly on the national agenda. While income inequality has worsened considerably over the past couple of decades, America and its cities face a far deeper problem of increasing racial and economic segregation, along with concentrated poverty.
Aug 11, 2015

Listen up, people. "Concentrated Poverty Is Spreading to the Suburbs" where more POCs also live nationaljournal.com/next-america/w… via @TheNextAmerica

America’s Biggest Problem Isn't Income Inequality, It's Concentrated Poverty and Segregation

citylab.com — Thanks to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, economist Thomas Piketty, and, of course, the Occupy Movement, inequality is firmly on the national agenda. While income inequality has worsened considerably over the past couple of decades, America and its cities face a far deeper problem of increasing racial and economic segregation, along with concentrated poverty.
Aug 11, 2015

America’s Biggest Problem Is Concentrated Poverty, Not Inequality citylab.com/housing/2015/0…

Aug 11, 2015

America's Biggest Problem Is Concentrated Poverty, Not Inequality citylab.com/housing/2015/0…

Aug 11, 2015

RT @WK_Kellogg_Fdn: The difference between "concentrated poverty" & "income inequality" & their effects ow.ly/QL8ji #SecureFamil…

Aug 11, 2015

Highest Levels of Hispanic Concentrated Poverty: Syracuse, Philadelphia, McAllen, Detroit - citylab.com/housing/2015/0… pic.twitter.com/WNrkZ35HtT

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A New Study Uses Twitter Data to Measure Global Awareness

citylab.com — Americans are, to put it mildly, not the most globally aware people. Their inability to place foreign nations or even the details of their own country on a map is both an unfortunate rumor and a sad reality. But are Americans who live in big, globally oriented cities like New York, L.A., Chicago, or Boston more globally aware than their counterparts elsewhere?
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Aug 27, 2015

@PJL1971 Peter, read the piece. we code both birth and location of hit.

Aug 27, 2015

NY, LA and London account for nearly two-thirds of pop music superstars from 1950 to today - citylab.com/tech/2015/08/t… pic.twitter.com/6RpoVcLQMs

Aug 26, 2015

RT @NewYorker: Urban-planning comes to life in @Cities_PD, a video game with a devoted following: nyr.kr/1K3inxG pic.twitter.com/iU0KB8SdEx

Aug 26, 2015

Along with all remaining economic & demographic statistics for the country ... twitter.com/StephenMarche/…


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