“I believe that Houston – together with Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Cleveland – could be a model for bringing job creation and economic growth to Providence and Rhode Island...."It is talking about medical hubs for the most part. The thing is... isn't providence just down the road a bit from Boston?
But more important, the Freakonomics blurb on Ed Glaeser's new book Triumph of the City, set off my Ben Chinitz news alert. For everyone who thinks this whole 'transformation' history has been simple, scroll down the article for where he goes into the Pittsburgh story a bit. I guess I have to read the book. I am told Glaeser will be on Colbert tonight. Something all urbanophiles (small U and apologies to Aaron) will be watching.