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Richard Florida visits Ann Arbor, advocates for affordable housing, warns “When places get boring, even the rich leave”

Richard Florida, the man credited with popularizing the belief that the so-called “creative class” is the primary driver of urban redevelopment, was in Ann Arbor yesterday to address a regional economic forum hosted by Ann Arbor Spark. As I didn’t take very good notes, and don’t have the time this evening to provide anything even […]

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WTF… Ypsi named 6th best city for singles in the entire United States

I just got a letter from a reader of this site in Seattle alerting me to the fact that Ypsilanti has just been named the 6th best city IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY for singles, finishing just behind places like West Hollywood, California and Hoboken, New Jersey. While, admittedly, it’s been some time since I’ve been […]

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Jeff Speck on the “walkability dividend”

I hesitate to post one more article about how great Portland is, as doing so just makes me feel that much worse about this state in which I’m currently trapped, but I just happened across a short interview between Richard “I speak for the creative class” Florida and Jeff Speck, the author of the new […]

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