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The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City

The author is the excellent Alan Ehrenhalt, here is one bit: Walking the streets of the Financial District today, one can’t help but think that it is, indeed, a throwback to an earlier version of the city’s life.  But not to the Wall Street of a century ago: That was an economically segregated one-use neighborhood, [...]
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The demographic inversion of the American city

Odd : Boing Boing (6 years ago)

Eric Zimmermann of The New Republic says: On, Professor Alan Ehrenhalt describes the startling trend of “demographic inversion” in American cities: “Chicago is gradually coming to resemble a traditional European city -- Vien... Read Post

Envisioning Urban Futures Through An Old-Fashioned Viewfinder

Business & Finance : Fast Company (last year)

In San Francisco, new versions of classic devices will help residents see planned changes for their city. This is how Tristan Randall envisions the future: you’re walking down a city street, and you come across a gadget that looks l... Read Post

The Inner-City Upperclass

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (2 years ago)

Howard Husock reviews Alan Ehrenhalt's The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City: Its thesis is straightforward but not uncontroversial: that a large group of "millennial young adults" prefer urban over suburban, and e... Read Post

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