Durable Growth

The differing roles of minor league ballparks

Construction near Regions Field in Birmingham

I’m a skeptic on the question of how much economic activity a new sports venue creates. I’m dubious about those who argue that publicly-funded venues are essential catalysts for the economic health of cities. But at the same time, I also doubt those who argue that there is […]

Durable Growth

Germantown and a Possible Flood of Dollars

Germantown For Sale Sign

I had a spare afternoon in Nashville two years ago. As is my preference when I have free time in an unfamiliar city, I looked around for urbanism. I stumbled into the Germantown neighborhood, a comfortable enclave of older brick homes. There was also a scattering of newer wood-sided homes […]