The path to vibrant Michigan cities

In a recent Detroit Free Press op ed John Austin writes about a Michigan Future report he and I worked on entitled Revitalizing Michigan's Central Cites: A Vision and Framework for Action. The report was published in 2003. As John…

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2012 Predictions

Surprisingly I have received lots of requests for my annual predictions. So here goes a little late. Our work is focused on the long-term. How Michigan and its citizens can better position themselves to do well economically in a flattening…

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Triumph of the city: the data

As we explored in my last post, Edward Glaeser in his terrific new book, Triumph of the City, compellingly makes the case that vibrant central cities that anchor big metros are the geographic engines of economic growth across the planet,…

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