Edward Glaeser

How Gowns Can Learn from Towns

How Gowns Can Learn from Towns

That’s the focus of a recent piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education.  Geoffrey Vaughn argues that during the urban crisis of the 1960s and 1970s, city leaders lost their way–they forgot what made cities significant components of human culture: From early Mesopotamia to Boston, cities have worked because they concentrate people in a small […]

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Economic Development in the 21st Century in One Sentence

Economic Development in the 21st Century in One Sentence

“The most successful economic development policy is to attract and retain smart people and then get out of their way.” Edward Glaeser, an economist at Harvard and author of “Triumph of the City.” The quote is from recent New York Times “Upshot” piece highlighting the ongoing trend of young, college-educated people moving into center cities. […]

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