Journal

Filtered by Politics/Economy
July 2018

The Vertical Economy in Cities

Vertical clustering—of certain high-status industries on the higher floors of buildings, for example—is an important part of urban agglomeration.

  • Politics/Economy
February 2018

Uber and municipal government: Super friends?

American cities have an Uber dilemma. And a new study provides a few possible insights into solving it.

  • Politics/Economy
February 2018

London to lose a third of creative workspace unless developers step in, warns Boris Johnson

London is set to lose 3,500 creative workspaces by 2020 according to mayor Boris Johnson, who is asking planners and developers to prioritise culture as well as housing.

  • Politics/Economy
January 2018

‘Everything is gentrification now’: but Richard Florida isn't sorry

The ‘rockstar of regeneration’ has seen his blueprint for urban creativity blamed for gentrification and inequality. Richard Florida says mistakes were made – but he regrets nothing

  • Politics/Economy
December 2017

Why millennials are facing the scariest financial future of any generation since the Great Depression.

Like everyone in my generation, I am finding it increasingly difficult not to be scared about the future and angry about the past.

  • Politics/Economy
November 2017

Saudi Arabia’s Sci-Fi City in the Desert

Neom, a city from scratch that will be bigger than Dubai and have more robots than humans.

  • Politics/Economy
October 2017

Frankfurt embarks on Brexit building boom with new high-rises by BIG, UNStudio and more

With Brexit threatening London's status as Europe's leading financial centre, Germany's business capital has been promoting itself as a lifestyle destination.

  • Politics/Economy
October 2017

Uncle Sam is not going to smash Silicon Valley

The anti-Silicon Valley activists who are itching to break up Big Tech or at least heavily regulate it, and are mostly coming up short.

  • Politics/Economy
October 2017

The Roots of the New Urban Crisis

In an excerpt from his new book, Richard Florida warns of “the central crisis of our times”—the growing cleavage between superstar cities and those left behind.

  • Politics/Economy
October 2017

High-rise buildings should only be used to house the very rich, says Neave Brown

"We have to deal with the problem as a social problem, because it can't be dealt with by private money," Brown says.

  • Politics/Economy