Tons of great material on the condition and progress of cities is found on the Atlantic magazine’s web channel Atlantic Cities. Since the purpose of a human community is primarily commerce a recent piece from Richard Florida asks a not unimporant question. The distribution of human capital will determine where the higher end, higher wage parts of the new, post-Great Recession economy will emerge.
The full report coauthored by Mr. Florida is available here as a .pdf file from the Royal Institute of Technology Centre of Excellence for Science and Information Studies.
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