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In his deservedly well-reviewed book Triumph of the City the Harvard economist Edward Glaeser unambiguously opts for people as the key element that determines a city’s success. He argues that a place-centered approach to urban planning—that is, one informed by … Continue reading
I’m fortunate to be part of a transdisciplinary research collaborative that’s just received a $10,000 Institute for Enterprise Ethics grant from the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business for a project entitled “Front Range Urbanism and Hydro-Sustainability.” It has long … Continue reading
Urban Studies is generally recognized as a textbook example of an interdisciplinary field of inquiry. Contributors look to synthesize observations and insights from multiple disciplines including anthropology, geography, history, sociology and many others. Such integrative work has the potential to … Continue reading
(A version of the following appeared in today’s Denver Post, co-authored with Kyle Cascioli). In Colorado many of us think about access to affordable housing as a problem for resort workers in mountain towns. Although it is a peculiarity of … Continue reading
The University of Denver promises, in its vision statement, to be “a great private university dedicated to the public good.” In 2006 a campus conference about the university’s relationship to the city provided an opportunity to explore ways that DU can partner … Continue reading