All posts tagged “economic development

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Is Trump good for Canada?

Richard Florida and Joshua Gans just published an article in Politico called: Trump Is Making Canada Great Again. The overarching argument is that as the US closes its borders, Canada benefits. The best and brightest from around the world are coming here. This fall, international… Read More

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Houston, the global city

Houston doesn’t often get a lot of love in urbanist circles. Though since Ed Glaeser published Triumph of the City and declared Houston’s unfettered sprawl the secret sauce for housing affordability, it is now frequently held up as the shining example of why housing supply… Read More

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How sexy is your city?

I recently penned an article for Building Magazine called How Sexy Is Your City? The subtitle is: The next generation of talent will require cities to take a next generation approach to city building. I know that we’re all hitting our limit in terms of people talking… Read More

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Automobile vs. tram

In grad school, I was fortunate enough to be a teaching assistant for a class called Urban Real Estate Economics, which was taught by Dr. Richard Voith. It was one of my favorite classes. So if you ever find yourself at the Wharton School, I… Read More