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Forecast: Cities Win, Suburbs Lose?

Urban theorist Richard Florida is the author of the controversial book, The Rise of the Creative Class, which argues that creative people living in densely populated regions are the driving force for 21st century economic development.

More recently, he's written about “How the Crash Will Reshape America” in the current issue of The Atlantic monthly. Florida says the U.S. economy will flourish if we allow it to “reset,” and encourage policies that would concentrate a highly mobile American population in compact cities.

Related: The Case for Success in the Suburbs

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