Urban Fold

Economics

Having just wrapped up a great CNU in Dallas, April 29 through May 2, a collection of urbanists share some of the ideas that resonated the most.
May 6, 2015   PlaceShakers
Ed Glaeser argues that housing needs to be viewed as a commodity like any other, rather than an investment.
Jan 10, 2010   Economix Blog
Economist Ed Glaeser explains what went wrong in Dubai World.
Dec 2, 2009   The New York Times
After years of spectacular growth and even more spectacular architecture, the city state of Dubai is facing crushing debts and has requested a 6-month "standstill" on its repayments.
Nov 30, 2009   Huffington Post
Edward Glaeser continues his series on cost-benefit analysis of high-speed rail in the US, imagining a mythical route between Dallas and Houston.
Aug 14, 2009   NY Times: Economix Blog
Eric A. Morris takes a look at pedestrian-oriented cities with an economist's eyes.
Mar 27, 2009   Freakonomics - NY Times Blog
The image of tens of thousands of people being put to work on massive public works projects may be a thing of the past, some economists argue.
Jan 15, 2009   The Globe and Mail
<p>Forget congestion pricing and higher gas taxes -- accurately priced pay-as-you-go auto insurance might be the best financial incentive tool for encouraging people to change their driving habits.</p>
Apr 21, 2008   The New York Times Magazine