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Journal on Urban Competitiveness

November 14, 2019

Originally published in New Geography

The City of Broad Shoulders may have two faces, but how will it age? This was the essence of the question that the Chicago Tribune was asking in October of 2013 when it urged readers to re-envision the city’s original 1909 plan in a...

October 3, 2019

In 2018 the Wall Street Journal published this piece that examined where graduates from top colleges move after they finish college.

It illustrated how few cities in the United States truly attract national talent, and why companies like Amazon that hope to attract 99th...

June 18, 2019

While it's unclear exactly when baseball will expand next, robust conversations in Charlotte and Portland have crowned those cities the heir-apparent in MLB's future growth sweepstakes, the likely next destinations should the Marlins or Rays relocate, or baseball decid...

June 17, 2019

In Milton Keynes, perhaps the most radical of Britain’s post-Second World War “New Towns,” the battle over Brexit and the culture war that it represents is raging hard. There, the consequences of EU immigration policy, of planning instituted by national authority, and...

March 19, 2019

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February 25, 2019

Like a front line of untuned and misshapen trumpets, a chorus of discordant pessimism blares negativity about humanity’s future. David Attenborough, through his recent article for the UK’s Telegraph, has taken first chair, but competition is fierce. From spit valves to...

January 23, 2019

Downtown Asheville, North Carolina: One of the best vacation destinations in the United States, Asheville features a hilly downtown with some of the best shopping and restaurants in the entire country. From the French Broad Chocolate Bar to restaurants featured on the...

August 6, 2018

While New York City may symbolize the American Dream, Norman Rockwell and the American small town still epitomizes the country’s spirit. Two years removed from a bitter cultural stalemate that put the future of the country’s small town backbone at the forefront of an e...

July 11, 2018

Ten years removed from the Great Recession, America is gaining perspective on its impacts. Nowhere is this truer than within the urban planning profession, where we’re getting a reality check about our 2008 rhetoric which predicted the birth of a new era that would lea...

January 28, 2018

One of the most widely celebrated findings of the 2010 census was the slight uptick in the population of Americans living in downtowns. The subject of many articles, this uptick paled in comparison to the widespread suburban growth figures, but after many decades of ur...

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