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    Published on 11 Jun 2012 7:00 AM
    Categories:
    1. Demographics
    2. History and Preservation
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    In 1943, four newspapers published a New York City Market Analysis, which offered a window into New York's neighborhoods of that era. The Analysis provides hundreds of photos and color-coded maps, statistics, and short narratives about neighborhoods across the city. The Center for Urban Research at the CUNY Graduate Center made the 1943 profiles available to provide context for the recently released 1940 Census records and to offer a research aid to historians and anyone else interested in learning more about New York from the 1940s. ...
    Published on 31 Jan 2012 8:00 AM
    Categories:
    1. Demographics
    2. Development and Real Estate

    Veloise writes:

    Interesting article about Richard Florida. (prospect.org)

    "In our interview, Florida shies away from making the abandonment argument as forthrightly. He tells me his Atlantic piece was the "best thing I've ever done" but backs away from it under questioning. "I'm not saying abandon these places," he says. "I'm saying, number one, invest in their assets, number two, invest in their connective fiber" to other cities. He is an advocate of building high-speed rail to link cities like Detroit, Buffalo, and Milwaukee to Chicago and Toronto. What he really opposes, he says, is propping up industries like auto manufacturing. He recognizes that expecting people to leave home for his creative hubs is "gut wrenching" and laments the "massive geographic inequality" that will result. ...
    Published on 28 Dec 2011 7:00 AM
    Categories:
    1. Demographics
    2. Economic Development
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    MetroTrends is a site from the Urban Institute that features interactive charts and maps, expert commentaries, and downloadable datasets regarding the state of metropolitan economies in the United States. ...