All posts tagged “suburbs

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The Human City

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post about fluid labor markets and urban density, I thought I would present an opposing view. Joel Kotkin is a well known geographer and author. He has published a number of books, the most recent of which is called, The… 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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The war on the car

In today’s post I’d like to focus on the second tweet I embedded in yesterday’s piece about downtown Toronto. Specifically, the fact that almost 75% of downtown residents walk, cycle, or take transit to work, leaving drivers firmly in the minority. For me, this then makes… Read More