All posts tagged “wall street journal

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Liquidity network effect

Uber filed its S-1 last week in anticipation of going public in May. The WSJ reported on it, here. These are always interesting documents because you get access to previously private information. Here we can see that Uber’s ride-hailing market share in the US is… Read More

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Two-hour grocery delivery

Today it was announced that Amazon is planning to launch its “Prime Now” service in Vancouver and Toronto this November and January, respectively.  The pilot program will offer two-hour deliveries for members and, according to the Wall Street Journal, will be be heavily focused on… Read More

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From retail to logistics

Over the past few weeks we’ve been talking about the future of the mall on this blog. It’s a topic that I’m very interested in. Yesterday the Wall Street Journal published an article talking about the trend of converting retail/shopping facilities to logistic centers.  Here’s… Read More

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Young, educated, and urban

The Wall Street Journal recently published this article talking about how the young and educated are flocking to high-density urban areas all across the United States. Here’s a set of charts from the article: There are many people who will point out – probably rightly –… Read More

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Project Sidewalk

One of Alphabet’s subsidiaries is a company by the name of Sidewalk Labs. Some of you, I’m sure, have been following it. The goal of the company is to leverage technology in order to solve some of our biggest urban challenges. Initially, they were fairly… Read More

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Sprawling, but affordable

The Wall Street Journal recently published an interesting article that ties in nicely with two of my recent posts. My post about North American population growth and my post about the San Francisco pro-development group known as BARF. The WSJ article is about the growing divide… Read More