Posts Tagged ‘urbanization’

  • Small Dogs Like Pomeranians are Typical in Brazil

    Pooches and Prosperity

    Nov 16, 12 • 133 Views • Uncategorized1 Comment

    Chloe and Gus, my daughter’s miniature Pomeranians, consume organic dog food and use wee-wee pads, they visit the vet, the groomer, and enjoy their treats and toys. Because of Chloe and Gus, my cats, and the dogs in 1 out of every 4 households in the US, we...

  • 19th Century Urban Transport Was An Environmental Problem

    Green New Yorkers

    Feb 19, 12 • 109 Views • Behavioral Economics, Economic Debates, Environment, Government, Households, Regulation, Thinking Economically, UncategorizedNo Comments

    Think about life in the city. A one-bedroom apartment might have 1000 square feet located next to several other similar dwellings and all are heated and cooled by the same source. You walk nearby to get your groceries and take the subway or bus to work or...

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    Grandma and the City

    Jan 31, 11 • 98 Views • Developing Economies, Economic Thinkers, Households, Innovation, RegulationNo 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...

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    Walking Matters

    Dec 5, 10 • 100 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...