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The geography of gyms

Richard Florida and Patrick Adler recently looked at the geography of gyms across the United States. They analyzed 17 different fitness chains, over 10,000 gyms, and nearly 5,000 zip codes. Full article over here at CityLab. The findings probably won’t surprise you, but it’s still… Read More

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The vertical city

We often talk about agglomeration economies in terms of their horizontal clustering within cities. But a new paper in the Journal of Urban Economics – summarized here by Richard Florida – has looked at the other dimension: the vertical clustering of economic activity within tall buildings. … Read More

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Where are all the kids?

This evening, when I was reading the internet, I came across this New York Times article from 2017 talking about how San Francisco has the lowest percentage of children of any of the largest cities in the U.S. It’s around 13% of the population. (Supposedly… Read More

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What’s Manhattan worth?

I like looking at real estate values over longer periods of time because it helps to put things into perspective.  Below is a land value index for Manhattan running from 1950 to 2014 that was recently created by economists out of Rutgers University. The study… Read More

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Winner-take-all cities

Richard Florida, Charlotta Mellander, and Karen M. King have a new working paper out called Winner-Take-All Cities. It is about the phenomenon of “winner-take-all urbanism” and how a select number of alpha cities seem to overrepresent when it comes to talent, economic activity, innovation, and wealth… Read More