The end of the Covid-19 pandemic will help all cities, but greater competition among cities means that poor governance will have worse impacts.
Presently, the suburbs are gaining at the expense of the cities, but in time, the suburbs may well lose out to small towns and the exurbs.
Housing starts in the United States last year exceeded population growth. Rising interest rates in 2022 or later will coincide with much cheaper apartment rentals, hurting single family home demand. Prices may not fall, but heady appreciation will be over.
In Portland, Oregon, continued violence and vandalism have combined with high housing costs, homelessness and poor community leadership to raise the question: how long before this city dies?
The eyes that really matter the most are those of federal and state tax authorities charged with reviewing whether or not Trump and the Trump Organization followed tax laws.
On Wednesday, a New York State judge ordered the President’s son to answer questions, under oath, by October 7th. Which begs a different question: is Eric Trump the presidential campaign’ next October surprise?
The surge in suburban housing demand has begun and will continue, though after widespread vaccination the trend will abate somewhat. A few people will sit in the suburbs pining for the city, taking advantage of falling rents in urban apartments. Most, however, will be happy with their new digs.
There is still huge value to be had from a dedicated office space: the company culture, accessible communication and personal support, just to name a few.
A sudden influx of people could transform small and medium sized cities and major suburbs across the country. The loss of a couple thousand residents won’t materially affect big cities, but even a handful of those people could have a major impact on small cities.
Curt talks with Eddy Badrina, CEO of Eden Green and President of BuzzShift, and Ryan Bricker, an urban designer for HNTB Corporation, about the changing nature of office space and where we may find meaning and focus in the future.