Demographer Joel Kotkin has identified the emergence of a new urban paradigm that maximizes growth and provides greater upward mobility. He calls this opportunity urbanism, an approach that focuses largely on providing the best policy environment for both businesses and individuals to pursue their aspirations. Opportunity urbanism runs contrary to the prevailing urban planning paradigm, referred to variously as “new urbanism”, “smart growth,” or “slow growth.” What are the principles behind opportunity urbanism and smart growth? What are the implications? Where is this competition taking us? We’ll show you.
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