Category: Brookings

The United Cities of America: Part 5, what then must we do?

18 June, 2010 (10:39) | Brookings, Cities, Demographics, Finance, Theory, US News | 1 comment

[Continued from yesterday's Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith After a whole week of data, all drawn from Brookings’ compelling work, The State of Metropolitan America (full report here, 16 Meg, worth downloading in its entirety), now comes time for dessert: the recommendations, and the […]

The United Cities of America: Part 4, the changing tides of race and ethnicity

17 June, 2010 (16:32) | Brookings, Cities, Demographics, Finance, Theory, US News |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith In Part 3 of our exposition on Brookings’ impressive and substantive effort, The State of Metropolitan America (full report here, 16 Meg, and well worth downloading in its entirety), we introduced the seven cities of gold: 1. Industrial […]

The United Cities of America: Part 3, the seven cities of gold

16 June, 2010 (10:09) | Brookings, Cities, Demographics, Finance, Theory, US News | 1 comment

[Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith In Parts 1 and 2 of our exposition on Brookings’ landmark study, The State of Metropolitan America (full report here, 16 Meg, and well worth downloading in its entirety), we covered the five tectonic trends: 1. Growth and Outward Expansion 2. […]

The United Cities of America: Part 2, the five macro trends

15 June, 2010 (15:14) | Brookings, Cities, Demographics, Finance, Theory, US News |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Yesterday’s initial post introduced Brookings’ major effort, The State of Metropolitan America (full report here, 16 Meg, and well worth downloading in its entirety), and the first two of its five tectonic trends: growth and outward expansion, and population diversification. The pigs in our demographic python: […]

The United Cities of America: Part 1, the headlines

14 June, 2010 (16:21) | Brookings, Cities, Demographics, Finance, Theory, US News |

By: David A. Smith A few weeks back the Brookings Institution put out a spectacular report, The State of Metropolitan America, that is so thorough and profound the mainstream media so badly missed its significance that I won’t even bother to link to any of their superficial stories. What Brookings has done, in several hundred […]