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What cities are

I haven't read Ed Glaeser's "Triumph of the City" yet, but this bit from Jon Gertner's 2006 profile of the Harvard economist makes me want to buy a copy, and quick: Cities, Glaeser often says, should be thought of...

By Ezra Klein  | February 17, 2011; 9:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Infrastructure matters

I gave up my car yesterday. Today I'll head to the Department of Motor Vehicles to turn in my tags. It's a sad milestone for a native Californian like myself. The years between birth and 16 were pretty much...

By Ezra Klein  | May 21, 2010; 10:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Obama administration funneling more money towards public transit

Good news for people who like streetcars: The Obama administration said it was revamping rules on federal transit funding to funnel more of the money to streetcars, bus routes and other projects that promote "livability." The new policy announced...

By Ezra Klein  | January 15, 2010; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Urban Policy  
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Why dog owners make the best citizens

Richard Kayman's paean to dog walkers describes my experience perfectly: I am not a dog person myself, but I am deeply appreciative of well-managed dog parks because in many urban neighborhoods, dog owners are some of the only regularly...

By Ezra Klein  | January 5, 2010; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Urban Policy  
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'Everybody wants to be where everyone is'

Ryan Avent on the tautologies of urban economics: The value in economically dynamic cities is the people that populate them. Where once, firms would pay high land prices to be near coal deposits or harbors, based on the economic...

By Ezra Klein  | January 5, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Getting Specific About Transportation

I've not been following the Virginia governor's race terribly closely, largely because I don't live in Virginia. But I do occasionally drive in Virginia (particularly to go here), and I do Metro out to Virginia, and so I'm interested...

By Ezra Klein  | October 19, 2009; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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