Posts Tagged ‘cities’

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    Geography Matters

    Apr 15, 11 • 118 Views • Behavioral Economics, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, Households, Innovation, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    According to Harvard economist Ed Glaeser, big US cities deserve our attention. Rather like a ripple, first, as ports, they attracted commerce. Commerce led to more affluence. The affluence brought more people. The people wanted better education. Better...

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    Walking Matters

    Dec 5, 10 • 103 Views • Behavioral Economics, Developing Economies, Environment, Innovation, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    A podcast on cities from WNYC’s Radiolab cited walking speed as a part of a city’s personality. To walk 60 feet, people averaged 10.55 seconds in Singapore,  12.37 seconds in Paris, 21 seconds in Buchanan, Liberia, and 31.60 seconds in...