All posts tagged “superstar cities

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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

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Superstar or bubble?

“The term “bubble” refers to a substantial and sustained mispricing of an asset, the existence of which cannot be proved unless it bursts.” – UBS Last week UBS released its 2017 Global Real Estate Bubble Index. At the top of the list was none other… 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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The geography of superstars

We often talk about superstar cities such as New York, London and, in the case of tech, San Francisco. But what about the superstar people that drive these economies? Aaron Renn recently wrote a post called “The Superstar Gap”, where he argues that the interior of… Read More