Monthly Archives: December 2013

Pick of the day: The Specialization Myth by Ricardo Hausmann

“Cities and countries would be ill-advised to focus on a few ‘clusters’ and consolidate the value chains in their location, as is so often recommended. Instead, they should worry about being a node in many different value chains, which requires … Continue reading

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Pick of the day: What Are the Economics of the Creative Economy?

Graduate Center geographer David Harvey, author of Rebel Cities; Harvard economist Edward Glaeser, author of Triumph of the City; and Seth W. Pinsky, former president of the NYC Economic Development Corporation, debate the economic realities of New York’s creative and … Continue reading

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Disasters, Statistical Data, and Human Lives

By Renard Teipelke More than 6,000 people dead, more than 4 million people displaced, more than 12 million people affected: In the early days of November 2013, the central parts of the Philippines were hit by a tropical cyclone, which … Continue reading

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Pick of the Day: Is the World Empty? Or Overcrowded? It’s Both

By Renard Teipelke Recently, I wrote an article on this blog about scale, in which I also discussed the relation between scale and density (here). Natasha Geiling now presents a nice interactive collection of Esri satellite images showcasing both very … Continue reading

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Notes from the South (End): An Unexpected and Personal Post-Scriptum

by Ares Kalandides Between my last blog entry and today a major event occurred: Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s national hero and an icon of freedom movements worldwide passed away. Although Mandela had not made a public appearance in years and … Continue reading

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Workshop Announcement: Urban crisis or urban crises?

Athens, 5-7 December 2013 URBAN CRISIS OR URBAN CRISES? Comparing austerity urbanism, everyday life and resistance in Greek and German cities Address: National Technical University of Athens/Tositsa Building/ Patision 142 Organized by: Department of Geosciences / Geography, Goethe University Frankfurt am … Continue reading

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