All posts tagged “city center

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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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Below the surface

Later this month the new 9.7 km North-South metro line in Amsterdam will start service. Like most large scale infrastructure projects, its opening has been delayed many times. 8 times according to this source. But this post is not about that. It’s about a byproduct of… Read More

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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