Josh Stephens muses on the modern state of an erstwhile global capital that has kept its aesthetic charms, but lost its <em>anima</em>.
May 16, 2012 Next American City
An urban renaissance is underway in Oakland, where a population surge and a fleet of trendy shops has revived parts of a formerly crime-ridden city.
Mar 21, 2011 Los Angeles Times
Victor David Hanson uses a broad historical perspective to examine the causes of the rise and fall of former world cities. He argues that the computer driven, global age will accelerate the process of growth and decline.
Dec 11, 2010 City Journal
<p>Globalization has spurned a renaissance in the formerly crime-ridden Colombian city of Medellin. But some worry that the city's improvements may only be temporary.</p>
Jul 13, 2008 The Washington Post