Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Third Coast Diaspora

Latest blog post at Pacific Standard magazine.

Theme: Ironic outmigration from global cities such as New York and Chicago.

Subject Article: "Chicago’s Yearning Years: A Conversation with ‘The Third Coast’ Author Thomas Dyja."

Other Links: 1. "Beware the 'Density Cult'."

Postscript: I think my references to the density cult are misunderstood because the impacts of urban density are uncritically accepted as the gospel truth. Chicago is not a great city because it is dense. Chicago is a great city because so many people living there hail from someplace else. To quantify it, read this paper about "Birthplace Diversity and Economic Prosperity."

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