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The Way You Move: Author Joel Kotkin on Migration Trends & the Future of Cities

By: Spencer Levy
On: The Weekly Take

“I think the key thing is for cities—this is what I would tell city leaders—make the places livable, make them more attractive.” — Joel Kotkin

Spencer Levy talks with Joel about the future of cities, and the shift away from today’s largest metropolitan areas like New York, Chicago, San Francisco to mid-sized cities such as Nashville, Denver, Raleigh and smaller towns.

 

 

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Why More Americans Should Leave Home and Move to Other States

America has been lazily divided by pundits into red and blue states, as if there weren’t constant movement of people between them. Fortunately, reality is a lot more purple — and hopeful — as immigrants, people of color and millennials reshape parts of America by voting with their feet and moving.

These demographic groups are migrating from the big coastal cities to the suburbs, the interior cities, the South and even parts of the Midwest. And in the process, these newcomers change both their new homes and are also changed by them.

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