Cities

Take This Microbrew and Shove It
Why do we keep anointing "it" cities?
February 20, 2013

Why do we keep anointing "it" cities?

The Real Problem with Gentrification
A phenomenon that revived cities can also make them monotonous
February 15, 2013

Gentrification, which has helped revive so many cities, has a possibly self-defeating side-effect: Leaving monotonous neighborhoods in its wake. 

Newsomville
What happens when the town hall goes digital?
February 11, 2013

Local governments have gone online with alacrity. What have their consitutents gained—or lost—as a result?

Can Joe Lhota Save Big-City Republicanism?
Becoming mayor is tough. But not as tough as restoring urban America's two-party system.
February 07, 2013

Reviving partisan competition in urban areas will be good for Republicans, good for cities, and good for the country. New York's Joe Lhota has a persona that might help him become mayor. But can he create the infrastructure to sustain an actual two-party system?

Religion And Mobility
May 31, 2012

Richard Florida has an interesting post on the Atlantic’s “Cities” Web site playing with some new state-level data from Pew about economic mobility.

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