Paul Krugman's Math on Sprawl
- =v= Paul Krugman has been writing about sprawl this past week.
"A Tale of Two Rust-Belt Cities" in particular compares the
recent fortunes of Pittsburgh and Detroit, and suggests that
sprawl is what makes the difference:
Pittsburgh is my hometown, and this accords with what I see
when I go back (through my carfree, new urbanist lenses).
The stuff that thrives is all around urban infrastructure
that still stands from the city's glory days.
=v= Krugman usually finishes up his week with a music video,
but in keeping with the week's theme he got himself stuck in
traffic and didn't update his blog until late. Before posting
the video, though, he addresses the impressions motorists have
of their own speed and imagined speed and does some math:
P.S.: I'm using the URLs shortened for Twitter because in
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