Posts Tagged ‘Edward Glaeser’

  • Everyday economics and the benefits of city living

    What Makes a City a Good Place to Live?

    Sep 29, 14 • 492 Views • No Comments

    Good for the environment and innovation and a concentrated labor pool, top cities like Austin, Portland and Honolulu create positive externalities......  [read more]

  • The Natural Resource Curse: Detroit?

    Jul 19, 13 • 519 Views • No Comments

    Displaying all municipalities that filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection since 2010, this map shows cities, towns and counties in red (8) and utility authorities and other municipalities in black (28). With Detroit’s filing  most recent, this May......  [read more]

  • Our Transportation Infrastructure is Crumbling

    A Low (Safety) Grade For a New Jersey Roadway

    Mar 31, 12 • 552 Views • No Comments

    I have to admit that the Pulaski Skyway terrifies me. Driving across it, I always remember the Minneapolis bridge that collapsed during rush hour in 2007. The Pulaski Skyway is an 80-year-old rickety looking structure. A sister to the Minneapolis bridge, the......  [read more]

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    Geography Matters

    Apr 15, 11 • 460 Views • No 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......  [read more]

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    Grandma and the City

    Jan 31, 11 • 448 Views • No Comments

    In the U.S. 81% of us live in a city. Saying that cities generate more wealth, productivity and innovation, Brookings’ Research Director Alan Berube and Harvard’s Edward Glaeser applaud urbanization. In China, though, Grandma might not be so......  [read more]