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thoughts, ideas + dialogues on urban revitalization, smart growth + neighborhood development
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America's Urban-Rural Work Divide

America's Urban-Rural Work Divide | green streets | Scoop.it

Where we live dictates an awful lot about the type of work available to us.

Farm vs. factory, bucolic green fields vs. densely packed streets: from Green Acres to The Simple Life, America's urban-rural divide has been an enduring axis of the nation's culture. Today, with less than one percent of people employed on farms, what is the underlying source of that divide?

A new Federal Reserve Bank of New York Staff Report by my Martin Prosperity Institute colleague Kevin Stolarick, Fed economist Jaison Abel, and Todd Gabe of the University of Maine, sheds new light on the underlying economic differences between urban and rural areas. It provides a detailed examination of the geographic distribution of jobs, skills, and earnings across the United States, from densely populated city centers to isolated and sparsely populated rural areas.

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Urban Visions

Urban Visions | green streets | Scoop.it
How should urban planners address the demands of the 21st century?

Constant rapid growth of the city creates urban challenges, including a strain on the city’s physical infrastructure, a sharp increase in land prices and rents, a shortage of low-income housing and a high rate of unemployment.

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It's not about sustainable cities; it’s about suburban jobs

It's not about sustainable cities; it’s about suburban jobs | green streets | Scoop.it
Sustainability, climate change and livability mean little to most Americans — but the implications impact everyone. How do you sell the story?
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