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The Three-Legged Stool of Economic Development

by Miriam Axel-Lute December 31, 2013

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  Urbanist gadfly Richard Florida recently attempted to tip the sacred cow of "eds and meds" (universities and hospitals) economic development by arguing that cities with a high percentage of employment in those sectors tended to ...

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Practical Magic

by Miriam Axel-Lute August 15, 2013

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  Many years ago when I was on staff at Metroland covering the ongoing story surrounding Albany Police officer Chris D’Alessandro’s suspension and the efforts of a little innovative community prosecution office headed up by Albany ...

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Art To Rebuild

by Ali Hibbs April 4, 2012

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  “The first time I came in here with Darren Scott from the Housing Authority, we got dive-bombed by hawks,” Jeff Mirel says, noticing this reporter’s expression as I step over yet another dead crow. “There ...

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The Art of Urban Renewal

by Josh Potter September 15, 2011

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In the past two weeks, they started appearing around town. A council of penguins on Sheridan Avenue. A giant crow on Lexington. A gold chain hangs from two blown-out windows. A man holds his hands ...

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