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Virtually every modern economy is mixed: governments produce some goods and services and private companies produce others.
Livable cities draw creative people, and creative people spawn jobs. Some places you’d never expect—small cities not dominated by a university—are learning how to lure knowledge workers, entrepreneurs, and other imaginative types at levels that track or even exceed the US average (30 percent of workers). Here are some surprising destinations from the data of the Martin Prosperity Institute , directed by Richard Florida , author of The Rise of the Creative Class.
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Chicago Tribune: August 26, 2003 City Farm Boasts Quality and Jobs- A Tomato Grows in Chicago, and Beets by Sufiya Abdur-Rahman A pile of rocks, dirt and chunks of wood was all Tiffany Bryant, 13, could see as she walked past a vacant lot on the corner of Clybourn and Cleveland Avenues on the way to her uncle's apartment in Cabrini-Green.
The world's slums are overcrowded, unhealthy - and increasingly seen as resourceful communities that can offer lessons to modern cities.NOT EVERYBODY LIKED "Slumdog Millionaire" as much as the Oscar committee did. Aside from slum dwellers offended by the title, some critics lambasted its portrait of life in Dharavi, the biggest slum in Mumbai, as exploitative.
For Release Sunday, November 14, 2010 Citiwire.net Twenty-five years ago, when I first started writing about economic development, the governors of seven states went on The Phil Donahue Show — the premiere daytime talk show of its time — begging General Motors to build the assembly plant for its brand-new Saturn brand in their state.
FedEx Makes More Efficient Deliveries with Zero Emissions Electric Bikes August 30, 2010
One year ago, San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order directing the city’s departments to make their data public. Yesterday, the city’s board of supervisors turned that order into law. As far as we could establish, this is the first time any city in the U.S. has implemented an open data law.
Robert Steuteville, New Urban Network If you are looking for an overheated response to the Obama Administration's livability agenda, one that regurgitates many of the heavy-handed arguments of the pro-sprawl, pro-highway crowd, look no further than a recent piece on New Geography called " Livability and all that.
Peter DaSilva for The New York Times
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