Durable Growth

More thoughts on the Motor City’s road upward

Urban revitalization

In my last post, I wrote of the financial issues around the Detroit municipal bankruptcy. A key concern was the impact of the bankruptcy on availability of capital for future municipal improvements in Detroit and elsewhere.

Access to capital is a critical factor in the viability of cities, but it’s not the […]

Durable Growth, Safety

Urbanism and terrorism

Historic Boston Building

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing earlier this week, many are staying away from public places. I understand their fear. Anthony Flint of Atlantic Cities writes about how the pride that Bostonians felt on Patriots Day was turned upside down, casting a pall that won’t soon dissipate.

But if […]