All posts tagged “richard florida

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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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Crane capital of America

When people like Richard Florida talk about today’s “superstar cities”, the usual suspects include London and New York for finance, the San Francisco Bay Area for tech, Milan for fashion and design, and so on. And you can certainly find the data to back up these… Read More

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Solutions to NIMBYism

Earlier today Richard Florida published a piece in CityLab called: Anatomy of a NIMBY. The article cites a recent paper by Paavo Monkkonen (of UCLA) that focuses on the relationship between NIMBYism and housing affordability – a much talked about subject these days. More specifically,… Read More

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This is not right

I have largely avoided commenting on politics and Trump on this blog, but at this stage it is almost impossible to do that. Donations are starting to pile up for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as the tech community, and many others, begin to… Read More

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The New Urban Crisis

Richard Florida has a new book coming out in the spring called, The New Urban Crisis.  Noteworthy about the book is that he has changed his tune with respect to the potential of the “creative class” to form the new middle class. Here’s a quote from… Read More