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Urbanization

If housing prices were tracked like the stock market, urban cores would be soaring to new highs.
4 days ago   City Commentary
An unflinching op-ed begs a rethinking of narratives that cheer the "Triumph of the City." In the contemporary city, the argument goes, only the rich are better off from urbanization.
Jul 31, 2015   Citymetric
For urbanization in China's cities to be truly human-centered, pedestrianization plans must be thoroughly considered.
Jul 27, 2015   The City Fix
Suburban office parks are achieving the status of ghost towns in the Washington, D.C. area.
Jul 22, 2015   The Washington Post
A new report by the Urban Land Institute, "Density: Drivers, Dividends and Debates," examines the concept of density, its impacts, and how it can best be achieved in cities around the world.
Jul 9, 2015   Density Drivers Dividends and Debates
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Incorporated in 1977, Apple is now the highest valued corporation in history. The public was first introduced to the cell phone in 1983. The Segway was introduced in 2001 with great fanfare. The smart phone debuted less than a decade ago. Blog Post
Jul 9, 2015   By Steven Polzin
The Core Values: Why American Companies are Moving Downtown report, released on June 18, 2015, provides in-depth analysis of a powerful trend of companies investing in urban downtowns.
Jun 19, 2015   Smart Growth America
While widespread urban farming remains pipe dream in the United States, dwindling arable land and a mass shift to cities might make it a necessity in China.
Mar 31, 2015   designboom
In a lengthy discussion shared by Marquette University, author and Harvard Economics Professor Ed Glaeser lays out the thinking behind his book "Triumph of the City," as exemplified by cities around the country and the world.
Dec 2, 2014   Medium
The Toronto Star picks up on the Urban Land Institute's Emerging Trends in Real Estate report, finding the trend of urbanization in Canada to reflect the trend in the United States.
Nov 27, 2014   The Toronto Star
In a bid to urbanize its vast interior, China plans to settle one of its vast pre-built cities with workers unused to city life. Upon arrival, they undergo training to become instant urbanites.
Nov 13, 2014   The Guardian