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NY Times: There’s an Exodus From the ‘Star Cities,’ and I Have Good News and Bad News

When it comes to the fate of big cities in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, there are two sets of overlapping economic and political consequences, but they are not necessarily what you might expect.

Declining tax revenues, business closures, spiking rates of violent crime and an exodus to smaller communities have left major urban centers anxious about surviving the pandemic’s aftermath and returning to a new normal.

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PEEG: Cities in a Post-COVID World

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Harvard Business Review: The Uncertain Future of Corporate HQs

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USA TODAY: COVID crisis – We need all hands on deck to save America’s arts and culture economy

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National Post: Munk Debates — Richard Florida: Our cities will bounce back from COVID-19

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Politico: How to Re-Design the World for Corona Virus and Beyond

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InsideHook:How Will COVID-19 Affect Colleges and Universities in Cities?

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CNBC: Op-ed: Here’s how sports can return and help America heal

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Foreign Policy: How Life in Our Cities Will Look After the Coronavirus Pandemic

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