All posts tagged “university

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Winner take all

We have talked a lot on this blog about the concentration of economic activity in global cities. Here is an old post about a paper called “winner-take-all-cities”, which documents the overrepresentation of talent, economic activity, innovation, and wealth creation in a select number of alpha cities.… Read More

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Apple and the humanities

This morning I came across two news item that are interesting in their own right, but also have a noteworthy relationship. $AAPL now has a market cap that exceeds $1 trillion. And not surprisingly, everyone, from the New York Times to Bloomberg (photo essay), is talking… Read More

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New School of Cities

The University of Toronto just announced a new School of Cities. It will begin operations on July 1 of this year (2018) and bring together researchers from various disciplines to address the world’s most critical urban challenges.  Insert stat here about the percentage of the… Read More

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My identity crisis

If you’re a regular reader of Architect This City, there are many things that you might know about me.  You might know that I was initially trained as an architect, but that I immediately transitioned into real estate development after grad school (where I studied both… Read More

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MBA

Today was my MBA convocation at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School. Though I actually finished my degree last year (with a bit of fast-tracking), I had to wait until today in order to formally graduate with the rest of my cohort. I did what’s… Read More