Urban Planet: Witold Rybcyznski vs Richard Florida

Urban Planet is a daily roundup of  blogs from around the world dealing specifically with urban environments. We’ll be on the lookout for websites outside the country that approach themes related to urban experiences and issues.

Grist talks to urbanist Witold Rybczynski about his recent efforts to call out Richard Florida for playing “fast and loose” with income statistics for American urban centres. Florida posited a positive relationship between density and household income, using figures for metropolitan areas rather than city centres. Rybcyznski wants to shed light on what we believe to be true about the city and whether we have the data to back up those beliefs.

Image from The Atlantic

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