Monthly archives of “June 2016

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The urban wealth pendulum

Jeffrey Lin, who is an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, recently published the following chart: I found it in this Washington Post article. And it’s packed full of fascinating information. The chart compares the socioeconomic status in US cities (y-axis) against “distance… Read More

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Visions of urban living

This apartment is such a great idea: Let me explain. Freunde von Freunden (FvF) is a Berlin-based publication that documents inspiring people from creative and cultural backgrounds. If you don’t read their stuff, I think you should. Sample: Here’s an interview with Chang Lin. He… Read More

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How the UK voted

For some reason, I woke up extra early this morning, well before my alarm. As soon as I came to and noticed the time, I immediately reached for my phone to pull up Twitter and see what happened with the UK referendum. And frankly, I… Read More

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Market vs. subsidized

Miriam Zuk and Karen Chapple of the University of California, Berkeley, recently published a research brief called Housing Production, Filtering and Displacement: Untangling the Relationships.  It’s a nuanced look at the impact of both market-rate and subsidized housing production on affordability and displacement within the… Read More

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Writing every day

I often get asked about my daily routine and how I manage to write, every, single, day. Oftentimes people will say that I must not sleep. But the reality is that I love sleeping and I generally need a lot of it. I’m not someone… Read More