The Urbanophile

Finding the existing frameworks for describing "global cities" to be highly divergent, Aaron Renn suggests his own and requests feedback to continue improving the scheme.
Dec 30, 2014   The Urbanophile
An "independent urbanist" group in Indianapolis spearheaded an idea to take seats from the closing Bush Stadium minor league ballpark to be used as much-needed bus stop furniture.
Dec 18, 2011   The Urbanophile
Aaron M. Renn dissects the rise and fall of Atlanta, concluding that lack of differentiation paired with no job growth will bring mean "game over" for the city.
Nov 21, 2011   The Urbanophile
Private bus companies are gaining in popularity, but Aaron Renn says that a large segment of the "urbanist/sustainability community" despise them for no good reason.
Aug 21, 2011   The Urbanophile
This post from <em>The Urbanophile</em> highlights some of the best videos focused on cities.
Jul 9, 2011   The Urbanophile
The first piece of data from the 2010 U.S. Census has been released, showing state-by-state population information. <em>The Urbanophile</em> offers three maps that document how the country has changed since the last Census in 2000.
Dec 22, 2010   The Urbanophile
On his blog, Aaron Renn has done an analysis of 2008 tax return data from metropolitan areas to show where domestic migration is happening. Some of his findings are a bit surprising.
Nov 17, 2010   The Urbanophile
It depends on your criteria, says Aaron M. Renn. A golden age of accessibility and consumption? Yes. But is it better to be in an era of plenty, or an era of creation and discovery?
Sep 27, 2010   The Urbanophile
This post from <em>The Urbanophile</em> explores the world of city branding, and argues that some cities are making the mistake of ignoring their own assets and focusing on trying to embrace the successful assets of others.
May 17, 2010   The Urbanophile
The Urbanophile reviews Richard Florida's new book, defending his populist approach and tackling Florida's central arguments of investing in the grassroots, encouraging "rentership" and the fundamental societal changes coming soon.
May 10, 2010   The Urbanophile
Aaron M. Renn reflects on the success of Daniel Burnham's plan of Chicago, and why. Perhaps it was the lack of government involvement in the planning process?
May 3, 2010   The Urbanophile