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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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Jane Jacobs: Genius of Common Sense

I just noticed in the New York Time Review of Books that there’s a new children’s book out about one of our favorite women, Jane Jacobs, the author of the brilliant 1961 book “The Death and Life of Great American Cities.” The book, recommended for readers between the ages of nine and twelve, is called […]

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