A new urban politics (and why downtown Mayors won’t rule the world)


Joel Kotkin recently wrote in Quillette:

“Earlier in this decade, cities—the bigger and denser the better—appeared as the planet’s geographic stars. … In reality, the validity of the “back to the city” meme was never as pronounced as its boosters believed. And now it seems, if anything, to be reversing—first demographically, then economically—as workers and key industries seek more affordable and congenial environments. “