The Urban State of Mind by Aaron M. Renn
Meditations on the City

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In a 21st century that is ever more globalized, complex, inter-connected, and brutally competitive, cities and regions must go beyond conventional wisdom solutions to find sustainable success demographically, economically, environmentally, and fiscally. They need an edge in the marketplace. This collection of 30 provocative essays examines, and often challenges conventional wisdom thinking on, a host of critical urban policy areas ranging from brain drain to buying local to green industry to global urban soft power to innovation. They have been carefully curated from the first seven years of the Urbanophile, an acclaimed and opinion leading web site on cities, along with original material. This collection will help you chart a unique and authentic path to future success for the place you live.
 

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Published November 18, 2013 121 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences.

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New Geography

The housing industry in Vancouver is very important to the financial well being of home owners in Vancouver, thus any proposal to say tax non-resident investment/holiday properties (that sit un-used most of the year) and direct that to affordable housing or subsidized housing aren't seriously per...

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New Geography

New Deal progressives believed the economy should exist to serve society, not the other way around, and that the government has a duty to shape the economy to meet middle-class aspirations.

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New Geography

South Korea is a small country with grit.

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New Geography

a travel writer called “Jackson Square…the Bourbon Street of daytime New Orleans,” and the Times-Picayune dubbed the Fulton Street Mall as “the Bourbon Street of the [1984] world’s fair.” Some uses emphasize the spatial clustering over the piquant aspect (“Canyon Road [is] the Bourbon Street...

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New Geography

During his upcoming visit to Sweden, President Barack Obama will surely praise the nation’s combination of high living standards, few social problems, and high level of income equality.

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The elimination of these norms—at the behest of the educated, not working, classes—has corrosively undermined the supports that once sustained functional working class communities, particularly when combined with the rise in college attendance that has sucked out the most talented, like Vance, an...

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