Resurgent Cities

  • Aaron Gurwitz
Part of the Palgrave Studies in American Economic History book series (AEH)


This chapter begins by presenting three explanations drawn from the urban studies literature for the fact that some U.S. cities, very much including New York, began growing robustly around the turn of the twenty-first century. These are the consumer, skilled, and creative cities hypotheses. The second part of the chapter considers whether a 1980 observer possessed with the insights generated by this literature would have identified New York as one of the winners and concludes that such an observer could not have made that prediction with any confidence.


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  • Aaron Gurwitz
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  1. 1.New YorkUSA

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