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Silicon Valley Is Detroit: Are Zoning Laws to Blame?

Peter Thiel is concerned that innovation cannot afford San Francisco or New York City.

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Creative Urban Spaces Don’t Promote Innovation

No, cities are powered by the exploitation of ambition.

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The Geography of Anti-Gentrification: Google Buses and the World Trade Center

Why aren’t Google and Twitter welcome in San Francisco?

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Ireland: Gentrification of a Nation

The term is selectively applied, depending on personal politics, and obscures much more pressing problems.

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Why Is Gentrification Such a Hot Topic?

For a new demographic, the urban zip code has cachet.

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New York City’s Perpetual Gentrification

Why the loudest anti-gentrification protesters come from the wealthiest areas in the wealthiest countries in the entire world.

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Identity: State of Mind or State of Place?

The ongoing debates about gentrification boil down to nothing more than one big turf war.

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YURPs, Burps, and Globalizing Big Easy

The effects of gentrification in New Orleans.

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Transit Oriented Boondoggle: The Problem With Detroit’s Streetcar System

Investment in any kind of transportation should aid production, not consumption.

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U.S. Geography of News Stories

Most news coverage in America is focused on L.A., D.C., and New York. Can a new independent radio program change that?

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One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014