All posts tagged “aaron renn

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The new donut

Years ago Aaron Renn coined an urban paradigm that he labeled “the new donut.” The old donut, of course, is one that many of you will know well: poor downtown (hole in the donut) and wealthy suburbs (ring around the hole in the donut). This is… Read More

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Winner take all

We have talked a lot on this blog about the concentration of economic activity in global cities. Here is an old post about a paper called “winner-take-all-cities”, which documents the overrepresentation of talent, economic activity, innovation, and wealth creation in a select number of alpha cities.… Read More

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The Human City

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post about fluid labor markets and urban density, I thought I would present an opposing view. Joel Kotkin is a well known geographer and author. He has published a number of books, the most recent of which is called, The… Read More

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Place is dead anyway

Aaron Renn has a few observations up on his blog from a recent trip to San Francisco. Number 2 is as follows: “A curiously low energy city.  It’s tough to judge any American city’s street energy after living in New York, but San Francisco felt basically dead.… Read More