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Glaeser and Florida on Backlash, Decline, and Renewal

Edward Glaeser and Richard Florida take questions on the future of cities and how their thinking has changed.
The audience at the Urban Land Institute's mid-winter meeting in Washington, D.C.
The audience at the Urban Land Institute's mid-winter meeting in Washington, D.C.Urban Land Institute

For the true Ed Glaeser/Richard Florida completists: Here is the second part of their conversation at the Urban Land Institute’s mid-winter meeting in Washington, D.C.—the question and answer section.

The two urban experts fielded questions about place-based vs. people-based policies, what cities did to remake themselves, how to reframe local government’s role in urban planning, how to address economic backlash and economic decline, and how technology could reshape the way we inhabit and build cities.