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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

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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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What’s next for Walmart?

Today I was surprised to learn from Charlie Gardner’s blog that groceries now represent 56% of Walmart’s sales. This is a huge number that I frankly wouldn’t have expected.  Groceries have relatively low online penetration, which makes them great for brick-and-mortar retailers. I’ve written about… Read More

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Pocket two bedroom

I recently started reading the blog of Michael Mortensen. Michael is a real estate developer and urban planner based in the UK. And if you like my blog, I think you’ll also like his. Last week he published a post talking about a UK development… Read More

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Who should zone cities?

The Old Urbanist has just published an informative post called “Where Zoning Went Wrong.” In it, he talks about some of the defining characterstics of American city planning and suggests that the delegation of planning authority from states to local municipalities is what has caused… Read More