I apologize for self-promotion but you have to admit that parts of this interview posted here at http://www.clevelandfed.org/Forefront/2009/12/ff_20091216_07.cfm are funny and mildly thought provoking! This interview focuses on the causes and consequences of "green cities".
Here is an excerpt:
Richter: On your blog, you noted that you can buy 100 homes in Detroit for the price of one in Westwood [where UCLA is located]. Is that a good deal?