"Can knowledge industries escape superstar cities?"

Noahpinion | January 25, 2021

I am a digital nomad. Bloomberg allows me to work from anywhere; I get much of my best writing done when I’m in Japan, working out of cafes or at a friend’s co-working space.


"Why is the Modern World So Ugly?"

The School of Life | January 23, 2021

One of the great generalisations we can make about the modern world is that it is, to an extraordinary degree, an ugly world.


"This L.A. project shows that homeless housing can be done quickly and cheaply"

Los Angeles Times | January 18, 2021

For years it was just another dreary piece of the downtown Los Angeles backdrop — a vacant lot between the county jail and the rusted hulk of a factory.

But since Thanksgiving, two three-story buildings, flanked by a village of trailer homes, have sprung up on the former industrial site.


"More Than Half of People Leaving SF Say They’ll Probably Come Back, In Small Chronicle Sampling"

SFist | January 18, 2021

From Sept 2020

The last few months have been filled with photos of U-Haul trucks on social media and stories like this one about rents dropping due to a mass exodus from San Francisco.


"The Pandemic Disproved Urban Progressives’ Theory About Gentrification"

The Atlantic | January 2, 2021

The “gentrification-industrial complex” isn’t who anti-growth progressives think it is.