A tale of winners and losers. The back-to-the city movement is a cause for celebration for some who see it as reviving previously fading cities and ushering in an era of denser, more innovative and sustainable urban growth.
Jonathan F. P. Rose's new book proposes a way to adapt to the challenges human-built cities face: through harmony with nature. There's an aphorism often attributed to the jazz bassist and band leader Charles Mingus: "Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that's easy.
Hint: It's not favorable tax rates. Creating high-growth, high-impact entrepreneurial enterprises has become a common goal of cities. Metros and states have cut taxes, implemented entrepreneur-friendly business policies, launched their own venture capital efforts, and underwritten incubators and accelerators - all in the hope of creating the next Apples, Facebooks, Googles, and Twitters.
Some U.S. counties are clearly doing a better job of attracting and keeping skilled workers than others. Economists have long documented the role of talent, or educated and skilled "human capital," in driving urban growth.
A conversation with Robert Kanigel, author of the new Jacobs biography, Eyes on the Street. Robert Kanigel's Eyes on the Street is the Jane Jacobs biography I've been waiting for. A biographer and science writer, Kanigel takes on the daunting task of chronicling the life of the urbanist giant, Jacobs, without descending into the exulted "St.
Homicides were down dramatically in some U.S. cities in 2012, but up in others. Last year saw a series of brutal mass shootings in affluent white suburbs like Aurora, Colorado, and Newtown, Connecticut. The same year marked a growing divide in violence in urban centers that continue to suffer the majority of fatal gun violence.
Despite its merits, in the U.S., density peaked in the 1950s and has declined since then. The biggest issue shaping the future of our cities, and our nation, is the question of how we grow. Do we continue to try to sprawl our way to the American Dream, or do we add the density that powers innovation and economic growth?
Canada's future lies in the innovation-powered knowledge economy. Indeed, the nation's leaders are well aware of the need for new ideas and approaches to meet the nation's looming innovation, productivity and prosperity challenges. The Trudeau government has made a clear commitment to shifting Canada from its resource-dependent past to a more knowledge-driven future by setting an innovation agenda dedicated to increased infrastructure funding.
Most Americans do not believe that the next generation will be "better off" than their parents. But what does that mean? Courtney Martin introduces her new book, The New Better Off , with this staggering statistic: nearly two-thirds of Americans do not believe that the next generation will be "better off" than their parents.
Most of them aren't bucolic, ivy-covered places. It's that time of year again when college students are streaming back to school. Across the nation, some 17 million Americans are headed to college this fall. But, where, exactly, are they heading to?
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".