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How Can a Green Recovery Strategy Help Museums?

October 15, 2021 / Comments Off on How Can a Green Recovery Strategy Help Museums?

Over the past 18 months, museums and other cultural organizations have been forced to adapt and adjust their strategies in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and social justice turmoil. Forced closure, visitor restrictions and economic dislocation have impacted museum financial positions, and is forcing new creative approaches to organizational financial sustainability. One of the approaches […]

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Economic Insecurity and Cities

October 8, 2021 / Comments Off on Economic Insecurity and Cities

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the fragile economic situation faced by millions of American households in an era of growing income inequality. At the same time, the government response to the pandemic has demonstrated the ability of policy to impact income security, with aggressive fiscal policy tools leading to a material decrease in the poverty […]

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What Can Jobs Tell Us About Equity in Cities?

October 1, 2021 / Comments Off on What Can Jobs Tell Us About Equity in Cities?

Cities are having a bit of a renaissance. If you need proof, look no further than the most recent decennial Census numbers. The 10 most populous incorporated places grew by an average of just about 7% over the last 10 years. While most cities welcome population growth, especially older cities that are coming out of […]

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City Scenarios for a Post-COVID Future

September 17, 2021 / Comments Off on City Scenarios for a Post-COVID Future

One thing is clear: More than ever, people and firms are re-evaluating where they live and work. The choices they make will have a major impact on the future shape of our communities. The policies we choose will shape the location decisions that are made. Even before the pandemic, digital technologies supporting online retail, virtual […]

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Charting a Course for the Future of Cities

August 27, 2021 / Comments Off on Charting a Course for the Future of Cities

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for people who follow the demographics and economics of cities. Last week, the US Census Bureau released the local area population counts from the 2020 decennial census, and a number of interesting facts jumped out from the data. We grew slowly, as the US population grew at its […]

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Future Cities Need Forward-Looking Universities

August 20, 2021 / Comments Off on Future Cities Need Forward-Looking Universities

The late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York is purported to have said that the way to build a great city is simple: “Create a great university and wait 200 years.”  There is no doubt a profound truth in this statement.  All great cities contain at least one great university.  And all great universities […]

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