Labor Day Long Reads

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Photo taken by Frank McKenna

As Summer nears its end, Labor Day Weekend gives many people one last chance to unwind, relax, and take time to enjoy a few long reads. For this week’s blog post we have created a list of our favorite thought-provoking articles, and blog posts from recent months. Whether you’re soaking up the last rays of the summer sun at the beach, or savoring downtime at home, these reads will keep you engaged and up to date on what you might have recently missed.

One Way (Of Many) To Be a World-Class City, Stephen P. Mullin, ESI Blog  (Check us out – predicting the NFL Draft Host City?!)

Fit Cities: How Public Policy Gets You Moving, Andrea Mannino, ESI Blog

50 Reasons Why Everyone Should Want More Walkable Streets, Adele Peters, Co.Exist

The Fight to Feed Detroit, Jessica Leigh Hester, CityLab

Are Cities Living up to their Economic Potential?, Josef W. Konvitz, World Economic Forum

How Bad Urban Planning Led To The Birth Of A Billion-Dollar Genre, Alice Kemp-Habib, Fader

The Impact of Race/Ethnicity and College Major on Earnings, Camille Choe, ESI Blog

college majors by race graph
Top 10 most popular majors by race/ethnicity from 2012-2013

Why Geographic Equality Matters, Conor Sen, Bloomberg

NYC Wants to Diversify the Real Estate Industry,  Oscar Perry Abello, Next City

An Exclusive Look At Airbnb’s First Foray Into Urban Planning, Cliff Kuang, FastCompany

Commentary: Linking the Past and Future of PA Innovation, Ned Rauch-Mannino,

On the Record: Q&A with Paul Steinke on the state of preservation in Philly, Jake Blumgart, PlanPhilly

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