All posts tagged “aaron renn

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The local vs. global city

Blogger and Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, Aaron M. Renn, recently published an interesting long-form article called, Rethinking America’s Cities’ Success Strategy. One of the central themes is the idea that globalization has caused a kind of bifurcation in cities –… Read More

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The Next Urban Renaissance

The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research has just published a free book called, The Next Urban Renaissance: How Public-Policy Innovation and Evaluation Can Improve Life in America’s Cities. Here’s an excerpt from the foreword: This collection of essays brings together the best ideas from scholars… Read More

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“Regulation for thee but not for me”

Urbanist Aaron Renn recently published an interesting article in City Journal called “Libertarians of Convenience”. It talks about how today’s urban progressives are selectively favoring deregulation for the things that only matter to them – everything from urban housing to food trucks. Here’s a snippet: But… Read More

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The tale of 2 Chicagos

Over the long weekend I wrote a post called “On medium density development.” My argument was that Toronto has gotten exceptional at building infill towers, but not so great at midrise and other medium density infill solutions. Though to be fair, we are starting to… Read More