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Is There Really an Urban Renaissance in America?

Leonard Gilroy
May 25, 2005, 1:57pm

Joel Kotkin has an interesting piece in The New Republic that takes aim at some of the prevalent myths surrounding America's so-called "urban renaissance": Read the whole thing (free registration required). Among the myths in Kotkin's crosshairs are (1) that cities are gaining population; (2) city populations are becoming more educated; and (3) "cool" cities attract the best jobs. Definitely worth a read. (hat tip: Planetizen)

Leonard Gilroy is Director of Government Reform

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