Urban Living

Arts and Culture | Urban Lifestyle | Urban Economy | Aging and Seniors

Arts and Culture

A Vision of How People Should Live, From Desert Revelers to Urbanites, from The New York Times

Design Loves Depression, from The New York Times

Dimensions of Data, Turned Into Art the Speaks ,from The New York Times

Real Men Don't Eat Quiche, They Ride Hogs Over It: an article from The New York Times

Sonic City: The Evolving Economic Geography of the Music Industry, a 2009 article from the Journal of Planning Education and Research.

From Rust Belt to Artist Belt II: A Practical Approach to Artist-Based Community Development, from the Community Partnership for Arta and Culture.

Bibliography pertaining to arts-based revitalization, from the Urban Institute.

Cultivating Natural Cultural Districts, a report on the role of arts and culture in urban revitalization from Social Impact of the Arts Project and The Reinvestment Fund.

Urban Lifestyle

The Rise of the New Groupthink, a 2010 New York Times

Recession Soccer, More Than Just a Game, a 2010 New York Times

Scents and the City, a 2010 New York Times

Healthy Spaces for People and the EarthThe New York Times

The Not-So-Lonely City: an article from The New York Times

Creativity becomes an academic discipline.

The City Gets a New Lease of Life, a 2011 article about the concept of Creative Cities.

The Freegan Establishment, a 2010 New York Times article about Squatters in Buffalo, New York.

The Case for Working With Your Hands, a 2009 New York Times article pondering the value of blue collar versus white collar labor.

Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche, They Ride Hogs Over It, a 2009 New York Times book review of Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work by Matthew B. Crawford.

Can a City This Self-Serious Take a Joke?, a 2011 New York Times article about the new television show, Portlandia.

Urban Economy

Study Pinpoints Impact of Low-Wage Hispanic Workers, an article from Buisness Courier

Follow the Financing, an article from Buisness Courier

Great Cities Thrive on Human Interaction, an article from UC Economics Center

Eight Ways to Use BALLE Calculators - a local economic development tool.

The City Gets a New Lease of Life, a 2011 article about the concept of Creative Cities.

Revenue, Expenses, Debt and Deficits, a 2011 analysis of government finances from Department of Numbers.

Where You Bring Your A Game and Your Networking Skills, a 2009 New York Times article about recession soccer in New York City.