Tag Archives: Richard Florida

The Wealth Gap, Scarcity Thinking, and the Coming Robots

President Donald Trump announced this week as Made in America week, showcasing and promoting domestic manufacturing. He played in a fire truck and ranted about the need to bring manufacturing back from foreign countries. Much of the criticism I’ve heard … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable housing, Cities & Urban Planning, Craft, Creative class, Density | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Richard Florida on Optimistic Urbanism versus Pessimistic Urbanism

Richard Florida had a recent interview in the Chronicle of Higher Education where he continued to¬†unpack the fraught complexities behind his Creative Class theory. We all know the theory, which observed the processes through which¬†creative young people can and do … Continue reading

Posted in Cities & Urban Planning, Creative class | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Greenbuild to Canfield Green: The Missing Link of Social Equity in Sustainability

In a few short hours, I am going to be attending a holiday party, a joint event put on by the Chicago-based Illinois chapter of the US Green Building Council and the Passive House Alliance Chicago. There will be food, … Continue reading

Posted in Cities & Urban Planning, Missouri, Poverty, St. Louis, Urban development, Urban Planning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment