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Chart of the Day: Twin Cities Housing Affordability on a Global Scale

Here’s a dumb chart from a Richard Florida article to start your day off right. It shows a global (!) list of cities according to “median multiple” income in those cities. The list is diverse and covers much of the Global North. Here you go: Here’s Florida’s point from his article, titled “The Global Housing […]

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Chart of the Day: Walkable Urbanism vs Social Equity

Here’s a chart from a recent Citylab article called “In the U.S., Walkability is a Premium Good“, using a new analysis of the amount of “walkable urbanism”  in different US cities. (Or, as I think of it, the “sidewalk factor.”) The article goes over a number of different variables correlated with walkability, including GDP, but the chart […]

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Chart of the Day: Twin Cities Rental Market Stats

Citylab published an intriguing story yesterday full of some comparative charts of the renter rates from metro areas around the country. For example, here’s a list of the top and bottom cities for rental vs. home ownership:   Here’s another list showing the percentage of income spent on rent. The Twin Cities is very close […]

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Map Monday: US Top “Millennial Influx” Metros

Here’s a map of cities that have the highest rates of “Millennial influx” according to Bloomberg: The theme of the article is that Millennials are moving West, and that sometimes they even stop in the Twin Cities and decide it’s far enough. (Warning: Article quotes Richard Florida!) Here’s the main idea: Cities in the West and Southwest […]

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